Dog Bite in Surrey
The vast majority of dogs are friendly. Some, however, occasionally exhibit aggressive or dangerous behaviour such as growling, snapping, and even biting. When a dog bites, the results can be catastrophic. Scarring, nerve damage, disfigurement, and infection are all a possibility. There are national, provincial and local laws that govern how victims can recover compensation after a dog bite incident, but these cases often depend heavily on the individual circumstances of the incident.
What steps should I take after a dog bite incident?
After seeking medical attention for your injuries, you should consider meeting with an experienced Surrey dog bite lawyer at the Preszler Injury Lawyers. It is critical to have a trained professional evaluate the facts of your incident and provide you with their opinion about the viability and worth of your claim. Your lawyer will only accept your case if they believes they can achieve a positive outcome for you.
Additionally, the sooner you retain a lawyer from our firm, the sooner we can start investigating the cause of the dog bite and gathering evidence to support your case.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we offer injured individuals or their families a free, initial consultation. If you would like us to review your case and answer your questions at no cost, call us at 1-844-373-8202 today.
How much can I recover by filing a dog bite claim?
Your financial recovery depends on the extent of your injuries, your role in the incident, your prognosis, and how your injuries impact your everyday life. Gathering the necessary evidence (medical and otherwise) to present a strong case to the insurance company is not a task the average person is equipped to do. To receive a full and fair settlement, you have to know what information will demonstrate your current and future expenses and losses.
For this reason, a seriously injured individual who needs ongoing medical care and who may not be able to return to work should immediately seek help from a dog bite lawyer in Surrey.
When you file a claim, there are a number of heads of damages that you may be able to collect, including but not limited to:
- Medical costs, including plastic surgery and physiotherapy, and other treatment expenses.
- Lost wages or income in the past and future.
- Out of pocket expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
If you decide to handle your claim without a lawyer, it is still in your best interest to review any settlement offers with a Surrey dog bite lawyer before accepting.
What should I look for in a Surrey dog bite lawyer?
Experience is essential when a choosing a lawyer to represent you. Lawyers who have handled dog bite cases successfully know what the insurance companies look for, and how to present evidence to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
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There is a general two-year time limit on personal injury claims in British Columbia. If you do not file your claim before the time limit expires, you forfeit your right to seek compensation for your damages. It takes weeks, if not months, to properly prepare a successful claim. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to start your claim. We can offer you the advice and guidance you need to protect your future.