Each year, a countless number of British Columbia residents are bitten by animals. Most frequently, these attacks are from dogs. If this happens, do not hesitate to contact our team of Squamish dog bite lawyers.
Under the law, you could have a right to recover monetary damages from the owner of the animal. We know how to prosecute these claims and will work hard to maximize your monetary compensation for your injuries. Pursuing this can be stressful, but you do not have to go it alone. Contact us right away to schedule a free consultation.
Compensation available in a dog bite lawsuit
When you work with our personal injury law firm on your claim, our first action will be to evaluate your damages. In most cases, the monetary compensation available in a lawsuit relates to bodily injuries. However, the medical bills you incur immediately after the attack are only part of the equation. In addition to your long-term treatment needs, you could potentially recover compensation which could include:
Often, the dog owner has coverage through their homeowner policy. Of course, this will only apply in certain situations. If you are bitten by a dog in a public park, for instance, you will not be eligible to file a claim on the owner’s policy. However, if it happens at or near their property, the insurance company could get involved.
The potential for recovering from an insurance policy is a positive thing. While dog owners do not always have the means to pay a settlement, insurance companies certainly do. That does not mean they will freely hand out money, however. That said, working with an experienced dog bite law firm could make the process of recovering compensation go smoothly.
The same is not always true if you attempt to take on your claim alone. Insurance adjusters are trained professionals with extensive practice short-changing injury victims. If you handle this on your own, you put yourself at a disadvantage. We know how to negotiate with insurance carriers.
Call our Preszler team of Squamish dog bite lawyers
We are proud of our track record of helping dog bite injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Do you have any questions about your claim or the process in general? Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our team for an in-depth discussion of your claim. There is no fee unless we win.