Dog Bite Frequently Asked Questions


How much should I expect from my dog bite personal injury claim?

In 2014, the average dog bite home insurance claim was $32,018. This is an increase of nearly $5,000 over claims made in 2013. New York State had the highest reported average at a whopping $56,628 per claim.Since no two cases are the same, nor two injuries, you should not expect to receive this much if you’ve been bitten by a dog. Dog bite settlements depend on the severity of the attack and the length of medical treatment required. For more information contact an attorney at The Advocates Law. We’ll answer all of your questions.

Who is responsible for my dog bite injury?

Dog bite cases can become rather complex and the relevant law tends to vary from state to state, and even from one county to the next. For further information contact The Advocates. Our attorneys are experts in dog bite law.

How long does a dog bite case typically take to settle?

The short answer is months, if not years. If your case is clear cut and liability is easy to determine, then your case could settle out of court and be concluded within 4 to 12 months.If your case does go into litigation, then it may not settle for a number of years. The discovery phase following the filing of lawsuit can be anywhere between 6 to 12 months. The good news is that most personal injury cases never go to trial.

Why should I hire an Advocate to represent my dog bite injury claim?

An attorney with the Advocates is not your average dog bite lawyer. What separates the Advocates from other personal injury law firms is our dedication and determination to help our clients make the best recovery possible after they’ve been injured due to the recklessness of a dog owner. We take pride in being a voice for our clients in a legal system that favors insurance providers over everyday people. Our attorneys are experts in Washington State dog bite law and know how to get you maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Unlike other dog bite attorneys, the Advocates will fight for your case until the bitter end. Where other law firms give up if they are unable to negotiate a fair settlement for your claim, the Advocates refuse to quit. We will take your case all the way to court to get you the compensation you deserve. Why settle for second best when you can have an Advocate represent your dog injury claim? Call our office today at (206) 452-4200 or chat online right now with a live attorney from our homepage. Your dog bite case deserves a dog injury lawyer with the Advocates!

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