Sometimes dogs bite or attack when they feel threatened or believe that their owner is in danger. Other times, dogs attack for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, children and older adults are at a higher risk of being injured in a dog attack. Dog bites are significant events and can cause long-lasting injuries and trauma to dog bite victims.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Owners are responsible for their dogs, including ensuring that they do not cause harm to innocent and unsuspecting people. At Tillmann Law, we understand the significance of dog bite and dog attack injuries, and we represent injured clients in claims against negligent owners. Contact us online or by calling (503) 683-8113.
Dog bites are often covered by homeowner’s insurance policies which means that insurance companies are usually involved in these cases. Insurers do not want to be responsible for paying large dog bite claims, so they use several common tactics to avoid liability. For example, a typical dog bite defense is to accuse the victim of provoking the attack. This is why it is important to have a lawyer with experience representing claimants in dog bite cases.
Dog bites and attacks can cause significant and long-term injuries and damage. Severe injuries can require numerous medical procedures, especially for permanent injuries, such as scarring, disfigurement, and loss of use. To ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses, your attorney will help you value the full extent of your past, ongoing, and future damages.
Depending on your losses, dog bite compensation frequently includes pain and suffering, lost wages, disability, medical bills, and loss of earning capacity. If you lost a loved one in a dog attack, you might be eligible for compensation under a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death compensation typically covers losses, such as lost financial support, funeral expenses, and loss of the decedent’s society and services.
If you have suffered losses due to a dog bite or attack, attorneys at Tillman Law can help. We represent clients in Boise and across Idaho in dog bite claims. Contact us online or by calling (503) 683-8113 for a free consultation to discuss your injuries and legal options. Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and owners should be held accountable for losses suffered in dog bites and attacks.