Pets are wonderful companions. However, they are still animals and are capable of causing harm when under the wrong circumstances. Though most animal bites are from dogs, other domestic animals, such as ferrets, cats and even birds can also bite humans, causing injury and potential liability for their masters.
Animal bites can cause physical and emotional scarring, disfigurement and trauma for the victim and witnesses. If you or your loved one was bitten, you should not have to pay for the unexpected medical bills. Our attorneys are dedicated to returning the maximum compensation for your injury and suffering for any animal bite.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Typically, animal bite settlements are handled by the pet owner's home insurance. Because the insurance companies are skilled in the monetary value of an animal, you need a lawyer with our firm to receive the settlement you deserve. Additionally, we may be able to recover costs related to any psychological counseling or cosmetic surgery to repair scarring or disfigurement.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, cat, ferret or other domestic animal, one of our lawyers may be able to help you get compensation for:
- Emotional trauma and anguish
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
Dogs are the most common domestic animal to bite people. Certain dog breeds are considered to be more vicious than others, and these dogs require additional insurance. Other animals, however, are not covered under home owners insurance.
Home owners and their insurance companies may want to settle through the insurance company. Do not sign anything until you speak with one of our expert attorneys at Castle Law Office. You may be due more than what the insurance company has to offer you.
Potentially aggressive breeds include:
- Lhasa Apso
- Toy poodles
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks
- Miniature Pinschers
- Chow Chow
- Giant Schnauzers
- Old English Sheep Dog
- Cocker Spaniel
- Pit Bull
At Castle Law Office, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Contact us for your free personal injury consultation today, or call 816-842-7100. Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.