Dog attacks and dog bites can easily lead to severe injuries, especially when the owner knows how risky it is for others to be around their pet. If a dog attacks you, you can face expensive medical bills and be out of work while you focus on your recovery. However, in many circumstances, your insurance company will not immediately want to give you the compensation you need to recover fully.
If you are concerned about the potential long-term effects of a dog attack, allow Younglove Law Group to offer some valuable assistance. We have extensive experience in personal injury and dog bite law and also know how to maximize the compensation you receive. We have access to helpful resources, proven strategies, and other useful information that can help during the legal process. Our clients put their trust in us so they can focus on their overall health and recovery, reducing their overall stress and generally bringing them far better results.
Potential Long-Term Effects of Dog Attacks
If you suffer injuries from a dog attack or have been a victim, you could face several long-term effects. Most of these are related to mental health and can include the following:
- Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks
- Increased stress
- Sleeping issues
- Diseases and infections
These potential long-term effects are not the only issues you could face. If you need help taking legal action against the responsible party, we recommend you reach out to a personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience.
Compensation You Can Receive After a Dog Attack Incident
To avoid issues with financial stability, it is essential to know you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The qualifying damages generally include the following:
- Medical bills, including
- Ambulance payments
- Physical therapy charges
- Future medical fees
- Emergency room and hospital costs
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Loss of wages
- Loss of wage-earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
We recommend you work with a lawyer to ensure you receive an accurate estimate of the value of your claim. Your attorney will also be able to help you maximize your claim value, allowing you to receive the compensation you deserve.
How Can a Lawyer Help You After a Dog Attack?
We recommend you work with a lawyer whenever you are involved in legal matters. In the case of a dog attack, we suggest you speak with and retain a personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can help you in several ways, including the following:
- Legal knowledge
- Negotiation tactics
- Speaking on your behalf
- Complete and file paperwork
- Maintain your schedule and appointments
- Refer you to medical professionals and other specialists
- Increase the value of your claims
- Maximize your potential compensation
- Provide you with helpful resources and information
- Build strong arguments
- Collect and assess information
- Join or lead investigations
- Maintain the value of your claim
- Reduce stress
- Handle insurance companies and other legal representatives
- Level the playing field
- Accurate and favorable portrayal of your case
We strongly recommend you avoid representing yourself during legal proceedings, as you risk misrepresenting your case and losing out on some of the compensation you deserve. A lawyer is far more likely to bring you the recovery value you deserve and win your case. Additionally, most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if you win your case. That means there should be no risk to you working with a personal injury lawyer.
Dog Attack and Injuries in California? Speak With a Lawyer at Younglove Law Group Today
If you suffer severe injuries following a dog attack and are worried about the other long-term effects you face, you will likely benefit from reaching out to the Younglove Law Group as soon as possible. We support our clients through every step of the legal process and can offer you the same assistance.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case further, clarify any concerns, and protect your rights. You can reach us by calling (949) 691-3660 or completing our contact form. If you prefer, call us at our toll-free number at (844) 810-1800. We look forward to hearing from you and are excited to work toward the great results you deserve.