Did you know that every single day there are about 1,000 dog bite incidents that require medical treatment? Majority of the time, fatal dog bite attacks involve male dogs that had not been neutered. This is just one of the many reasons why spaying and neutering animals is so critical today.
Nonetheless, the incidents still occur. More than four million people in America suffer from dog bite injuries annually with half of those people being young children. According to the CDC, Over 27,000 individuals required reconstructive surgery due to dog bite attacks in 2012. That’s an alarming amount of individuals.
Similar to how we think about car accidents, cancer and other life-threatening incidents, most of us never think that we or someone we know will be involved in a dog attack. However, with the high number of attacks and injuries each year, it’s important to understand the dangers of dog bite injuries.
Medical care is becoming more and more expensive and the average cost of medical treatment related to a dog bite is roughly $20,000. In some cases, the medical expenses can accumulate over an extended period of time because the injury requires ongoing treatment or therapy. This is why it is so important for dog bite victims to know that there is someone that can assist them in obtaining money that they may be owed from an insurance company. Actually, most individuals have no clue that they could be entitled to compensation due to their sustained injuries following a dog bite and attack. In fact, a large number of dog bites and attacks are never reported, which means that most victims never see a penny of the money that they are owed and deserve.
That’s where we come in at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. Dealing with insurance companies can be a long, drawn-out and difficult process. They are going to try to get away with giving you as little money as possible. However, under most circumstances, the money that an insurance company offers a dog bite victim is only a fraction of the cost that they should receive and would receive if they had obtained a dog bite lawyer to represent them.
By having a dog bite lawyer by your side to help negotiate with the insurance company, your chances of receiving the appropriate and deserving amount of monetary reward for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other related damages (both short-term and long-term) significantly increase. For residents in Orange County, California, that’s where we, Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., come in. As our proven track record suggests, we will fight relentlessly to ensure that your dog bite claim is settled quickly to help ease some of the financial and emotional worry that comes with such an unfortunate incident. We will adamantly argue for the maximum compensation and to hold the responsible party liable, if necessary.
If you’ve been bitten, contact the professional Orange County dog bite attorney firm of Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. so that we can evaluate your case as quickly as possible. We’ll make sure your rights are protected and that you get the money that is rightfully yours.