It’s the type of injury you never dreamed could happen: a dog bites you or your loved one. You or perhaps your child is left with a serious personal injury and you are unsure what to do next. The impact of the attack may be felt for years. If you need help after a dog bite, contact us now for a free consultation.
Dogs are not always a person’s best friend. In fact, they can viciously attack a human – often a child. The victim may need to deal with physical and psychological scarring, disfigurement and steep medical bills. A dog attack may leave people unable to earn an income or may put a cloud over a child’s future.
With so much at stake, it’s critical to consult with an experienced dog bite attorney in Charlotte. At Hull & Chandler, P.A., we know that your recovery from such an attack can be extremely difficult. But getting compensation and closure should not be so hard. We have experience fighting for victims who have faced serious injuries from dogs. We know how to put experience and resources to work for clients.
You may know the dog and its owner. The attack could have occurred at the home of a family member or friend, a neighbor, or even as a result of an unfamiliar dog on a city street. You may feel extremely conflicted about taking legal action, but you also may not know what to do to get back on track.
It is important to understand that when seeking compensation in a dog bite case, you are usually pursuing a settlement from the insurance company, not your friend, neighbor or a property owner. We understand how to apply appropriate discretion when handling dog bite cases to avoid conflict between neighbors.
Children are at risk of suffering serious injuries resulting from a dog attack, especially youngsters between 5 and 9 years old. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely to receive medical attention for dog-bite injuries than adults. Almost one in five of those who are bitten require medical treatment and tens of thousands of people undergo reconstruction surgery as a result of their injuries.
After a dog attack, you may find that the insurance company tries to downplay your attack and minimize the long-term effects of your injuries. You shouldn’t have to face the aftermath of a dog attack alone. Hull & Chandler, P.A., takes an aggressive stand for clients. From collecting evidence to interviewing witnesses and examining medical records, we leave no stone unturned on behalf of our clients.