winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

Attacked By A Dog? Here Are 3 Tips For Dealing With Your Claim

by Franklin Vasquez

Dogs are supposed to be your faithful companion. The last thing you expect is to be attacked by a dog. Unfortunately, you cannot always control what someone else's pet is going to do. If you were attacked by a dog, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. To make sure you get everything you deserve, here are three tips to help you along the way.

Wait before giving a recorded statement.

If the insurance company is pressing you to give a statement pertaining to how the dog bite happened, you need to take a step back. You don't want to do it without having your attorney there with you. You don't want the insurance company trying to trick you into saying something that could make it seem like you provoked the dog and brought the attack on yourself. This could be devastating to your case.

Never assume anything.

Many dog bit victims want to be able to settle their case quickly. They figure the pet's owner will want to move on with their life as well. However, that often isn't the case. You should never assume anything when it comes to a dog bite case. There are a lot of specifics that go into the case, such as how the attack happened, what type of dog it was, whether the dog is aggressive or not and much more. You might end up having to wait for test results to come back on the dog before you can even determine the extent of what you are dealing with in your case. Take it one day at a time and wait to see how things are going to go throughout your case.

Use emotional language.

When speaking with anyone about your case, you need to use emotional language. If you are terrified of dogs because of the attack, say so. If a dog barking leaves you feeling anxious and on edge, let the court know that. The key is putting how you feel into perspective. You want the court to be able to see how this has affected your life from an emotional, mental and physical standpoint.

Regardless of whether you only sustained minor injuries or your injuries were quite severe, you need to make sure you get compensated for your injuries to the fullest. By following the tips above, you can make sure you get exactly what you deserve and nothing less. Contact a law firm, such as Sarkisian, Sarkisian & Associates PC, for more information. 


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winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

You are walking down the sidewalk on a brisk winter day and before you know it, you are clobbered by an avalanche of snow that has fallen from the roof above. Although this may be funny to watch on videos, it is never an experience that anyone wants to endure. Serious injuries are sustained every single winter because of the neglect of property maintenance by business and home owners. My husband was seriously injured by a snow avalanche off of a roof and we were left with no choice but to hire an injury attorney to help us recover his lost wages and enough money to pay for the medical treatments he will need for the next several years. My site contains advice and information that can help you get through the legal process of a personal injury lawsuit.