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    Kansas Dog Bite Lawyers

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      Kansas Dog Bite Lawyers

      Kansas Dog Bite Lawyers

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        When you’re in an accident and you are facing challenges you never expected, we are here to help. You deserve to have someone fighting on your side who can help you get the results you deserve. All of your injuries and damages deserve to be compensated for. Our Kansas injury lawyers are here to help you every step of the way.

        We will work with you to build a strong case right away. We have the experience and resources to handle all legal aspects of your case. Your main focus should be on your health and well-being. Let us focus on building a strong case and using all of our resources to ensure you get the best results possible.

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        Kansas Dog Bite Lawyers

        Serving Reno County, Sedgwick County, Saline County, Finney County, Ford County, Seward County, and Ellis County

        Dogs are supposed to be great companion animals. They are the most popular animal for a household to have. However not all dogs are great. If you are here reading this page, it means that you have interacted with a dog who was aggressive or vicious and left you with serious injuries. We are terribly sorry that you’ve had to go through this experience, and we would like to help provide you with the compensation you are entitled to. Please get in contact with our Kansas dog bite lawyers as soon as you possibly can. Set up your free legal consultation today.

        Case Process

        Personal injury cases including dog bite cases start when you get hurt.  Unfortunately, when there are serious injuries from a dog bite a few things need to happen for you to get the compensation you deserve. The very first thing would be collecting evidence. If you are physically capable of staying on the scene to collect evidence, we strongly suggest that you do. It is very important to make sure you get photos and videos of the scene where you think the dog got loose from, whether that was a broken gate on someone’s property or a front door that was left open. You can also have animal control come onto the scene to help collect evidence for you. 

        A very important step at dog bite scenes in particular is to get their vaccination records if you are at all possible to do so. If you cannot prove that this dog has had a rabies vaccination, the emergency doctors are going to have to treat you as if you’ve been exposed to rabies.

        Making sure that you get immediate medical care is going to be imperative to the success of your case and your well-being. We want you to be able to get the treatment you need so that you can take care of your condition. You need to make sure that any risk of infection is addressed, as well as any possible nerve or tendon damage.

        Some people end up with permanent injuries from dog bites. Some people end up with scarring and disfigurement. We need to know what your medical condition is in order to build a successful case for you. We need to know the full extent of your injuries in order to calculate the fullest possible compensation available.

        We hope that you reach out to our Kansas dog bite lawyers as soon as possible. You will be able to sit down with us to get free advice during your first consultation with us. If you decide to hire us to handle your case, then we will get to work right away. The first step we take is identifying the liable party.

        In a dog bite accident case, the liable party would be someone like the dog walker who decided to let the dog off leash at a park or the property owner who left the gate loose. Through investigation, we determine who the liable party is so that we can bring the case against them.

        From there we will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that the compensation you get accurately reflects all the pain, suffering, and damages you’ve gone through. If we cannot come to an agreement with the insurance company through negotiations, then we can take the case all the way to trial. 

        Obstacles We Might Face

        When we fight for your compensation, there are of course going to be issues that we face. We don’t want you to be worried about every individual step it takes to get you to the end results. This is why you have our Kansas lawyers on your side. When you are fighting for justice, the insurance company is going to be an obstacle for us as they want to save themselves money. We, however, are here to prevent them from doing so.

        It is important that you do not speak to them. They will reach out to get a recorded statement from you, but we do not want you to give them one. You do not have any type of legal obligation to them. They will only ask you for these statements so that they can get you to say something that would allow them to reduce the compensation they have to give you.

        In Kansas, if they can blame you for 50% or more of the incident then they can throw away your case. If they blame you for 1 to 49% of the accident, then whatever percent you are found to be guilty of will be reduced from your end result. An example of that would be if they determined you were 10% at fault for your own dog bite because you irritated the dog, then you would end up with 10% reduced from your compensation award. Avoid this by letting your lawyers talk to the insurance company for you.

        Full Results

        When we pursue justice for your case, it will come in the form of money damages. That is what the insurance company is there for. The liable party will never have to pay out of pocket, and we understand that that’s a misconception for a lot of people and it deters them from wanting to file a claim if they know the person who owned the dog that attacked or a bit them. The insurance company will be handling your compensation.

        In most cases, we are going to experience the insurance company wanting to save themselves money. They are a business that wants to continue to make a profit each year. Unfortunately that means trying to short you of what you deserve.

        It’s the job of our Kansas dog bite lawyers to provide you with the defense that you need to get the results in the fullest possible amount. We do not tolerate the insurance companies giving you a low settlement offer.

        These case against the insurance company isn’t meant to punish them. It is meant to give you the results that you need to become whole again. Anything that has cost you quality of life or money out of your pocket because of someone else’s negligence is something that the insurance company needs to pay for.

        Your compensation award gets broken down into two categories. The two categories are economic and noneconomic damages.

        Economic damages are all of your monetary losses related to the dog bite. That can include your emergency room visit and any subsequent medical visits including plastic surgery. Anything that has cost you money because of this dog bite is going to be considered an economic damage. This includes past and future lost wages or loss of earning capacity if you are permanently injured.

        Your non-economic damages refer to all of the ways that the dog bite has impacted your life. If you have any loss of life quality, then you are going to be eligible for compensation for that. These types of damages are harder to account for because you won’t see them on a bill or a missing paycheck. You’re going to notice this in the way you conduct your life after the incident. Especially with young kids who get attacked by dogs, they are entitled to non-economic compensation for the trauma that they suffer. Even adults will have a hard time around dogs after being attacked by one. 

        You deserve to have compensation in the fullest possible amount. Our Kansas dog bite lawyers are here to help you get it.

        Call Our Kansas Dog Bite Lawyers Today

        When you have suffered serious injury because of a dog owner not doing the proper thing, you deserve compensation and justice. We can help you get there by guiding you through every step of your case. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up a free legal consultation with our Kansas dog bite lawyers today.

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