Mistakes to Avoid After a Dog Bite

In this video, our experienced Austin injury attorney explains what mistakes to avoid after a dog bite injury. Call our office for a free consultation.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid after a dog bite injury?

Answer:

I was recently contacted by someone who had been bitten by a dog, and they asked me, “What are the most common mistakes that people make?” The first mistake that people make is they don’t seek medical treatment right away or they don’t follow the doctor’s orders. Mistakes to Avoid After a Dog Bite If you don’t seek medical treatment right away or don’t follow the doctor’s orders, you lessen your chance at a full recovery. People will also make the mistake of also talking to the insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters are there to limit the exposure of the insurance company. They’re not there to fairly compensate someone for their claims.
Also, people make the mistake of waiting to hire an attorney. Don’t delay in hiring an attorney to represent you. An attorney is there to represent your best interest. You also need to make sure to hire the right attorney. That attorney needs to have experience and largely devote their practice to personal injury law, as well as understand how a dog bite case works.

Also, the attorney should be a trial attorney. Insurance companies know who the trial attorneys are, and that makes them more likely to fairly compensate someone for their claims without going to trial. However, if you are in the minority of cases that do go to trial, that means you need an attorney who is experienced in the courtroom.


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