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Sparta Dog Bite Attorney

Nobody wants to get bitten by a dog. Dogs have sharp teeth and powerful jaws that can cause deep wounds and other severe injuries. Even small dogs can cause significant damage. You may think a dog bite case would be easy to resolve, but the truth is that these cases can be complex because they can cause a variety of damages, including emotional injuries. Don’t leave any money on the table. Get the help you need from a Sparta dog bite attorney from The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A. We have decades of experience helping dog bite victims recover adequate compensation.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Dog bite cases are not cut and dry. There are many elements involved and they all can affect the amount of compensation you can receive in your settlement. Insurance companies often inaccurately value your case, which can result in a lower settlement. You want as much compensation as possible to pay for all your damages, but if you have never been bitten by a dog before, how do you know how much money to expect? That’s where hiring an experienced dog bite lawyer comes in.

A dog bite attorney can review all the elements of your settlement, including the pain and suffering portion. These damages are hard to measure and value. It’s not uncommon for an insurance company to lowball you in this area. That’s why having an experienced lawyer on your side can be highly beneficial.

Many dog bites are serious enough to require future medical treatment. You may need surgeries or skin grafts. You may need medical aids. It can be easy for your financial burdens to quickly get out of control. Your lawyer can help predict future costs and make sure you are compensated accordingly.

Very few dog bite victims get properly compensated. Many settle for much less than they should. Others fail to file a claim altogether. A lawyer will help you get justice—and most likely without even going to court. That’s because a good lawyer knows how to present a case to an insurance company so that the claim gets resolved outside of court.

Dog bite claims are not typically paid by the owner. Instead, they are paid by homeowners insurance. However, some dog owners do not carry this insurance. Therefore, if their dog bites someone, you may have to battle it out in court. Obtaining compensation can be complicated if the dog owner has no assets. In situations like these, a lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

Contact a Sparta Dog Bite Attorney

Each dog bite case is different. Don’t try to handle your case on your own. An experienced lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The Sparta dog bite attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A. can help you choose the right legal options. Get the right advice for your situation. Schedule a free consultation by calling (973) 455-1567.

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