Almost 5 million dog bites happen yearly in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control, and small children under the age of ten are statistically more susceptible to these dog attacks. The impact such a painful and traumatic event can have on victims and their families can be devastating. In Massachusetts, dog owners are liable if their dog bites someone, unless the victim of the attack was criminally trespassing or provoking the dog.
With over 40 years of experience, Kiley Law Group of Massachusetts has a proven track record of thoughtfully and professionally guiding dog bite victims and their families through their options during an often painful and unsettling time in their lives. We help our clients deal with the insurance companies and ensure concerns like medical expenses and lost wages are addressed and made right. We have a focused team of client-oriented attorneys who specialize in personal injury law and dog bite litigation, and we’re here to help.
In the aftermath of a dog bite injury, it can be difficult to know which actions to take, which is why it is important to contact an attorney to help explain those fundamental steps. On average, less than 1 percent of dog bite victims get compensated because many do not contact a lawyer.
Some people attempt to get compensation without hiring a lawyer, but dealing with the insurance companies on your own isn’t advisable, as insurance companies are often focused on limiting their own liability and paying out as little as possible. Having an experienced attorney in your corner who knows what you should and should not say to the insurance companies could save you thousands of dollars.
Not all dog bite injuries go to court. In fact, at least 98 percent of all bodily injury cases are settled before going to court. Hiring an experienced attorney won’t prolong the case, it’s actually more likely to speed the case up and ensure things are done accurately and efficiently. Retaining an attorney early in the process allows the attorney to work with the insurance adjuster to make certain the claim is easier to settle.
In addition to the physical and emotional trauma of a dog bite, sometimes these incidents come with substantial medical bills. Severe dog bite injuries can leave victims out of work while medical bills stack up. When a dog bite is due to negligence, victims have a right to look into legal action. Kiley Law Group offers free case evaluations for all potential clients, and we will work diligently on your behalf to get you everything you deserve.
Should you or a loved one require counsel or legal representation as the result of a dog bite injury, you can trust our team to meet your needs. To arrange a complimentary consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm online or call (888) 437-2584 today.