Only an experienced attorney can be trusted to get you fair compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Hill Associates, P.C. have more than 20 years of litigation experience and can get you the compensation you deserve.
FAQs About Pennsylvania and New Jersey Dog Bites
How much is my case worth? Can I sue for damages for pain and suffering from a dog attack?
Each case is different. There is no standard formula for putting a monetary value on dog bite cases. However, the value of your case depends a lot on the value your attorney brings to the case; the law firms resources for trial preparation, years’ of litigation experience, and passion for going after negligent dog owners and insurance companies.
To sue for damages (also commonly referred to as pain and suffering or damages for emotional distress) you need to prove dog owner negligence. Compensation above medical and legal expenses is known as tort damages. In addition to proving the dog’s owner was negligent in some way, you can only sue for tort damages in cases where serious injuries were suffered.
In unfortunate cases where a dog has killed someone you love, you can sue for wrongful death. In addition to medical bills, and tort damages, you may able to collect against future earnings, and damages based on loss of companionship or protection.
An inexperienced attorney may be able to settle your case and get you some compensation; but an experienced dog bite attorney will better develop and present your case increasing your chance for greater financial compensation. Many courts rely on expert testimony to translate tort damages into a monetary value. To get the highest damages award possible, an attorney must present a complete and compelling case.
It is vital that you hire a lawyer who has litigation experience in vicious and dangerous dog cases. Personal injury tort victims must almost always recover all their damages in one lawsuit. This includes past, present, and future damages and anticipated medical expenses.
If You Have Been Attacked by a Dog
The lawyers at Hill & Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, have more than 20 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases, including dog bites and dog attacks. If you have been severely inured by a dog, we can get you compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
In any dog bite case, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure that evidence is preserved and that your injuries are properly evaluated. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.