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When to Call a Dog Bite Attorney in Riverside

For those who have suffered a dog bite due to an owner's negligence, there are many things that can happen which can alter the outcome of your particular situation. For example, the other person's insurance company may try to persuade to you settle out of court by accepting a settlement, or the other party may try to make you sign an agreement not to sue. This is no time to be signing away your rights.

If a dog has bitten you, contact a dog bite attorney in Riverside right away to make sure your case is handled properly. In most dog bite cases, the situation is handled out of court. While this is fine in most situations, it's important to evaluate it on a case-by-case basis to determine if the settlement is truly worth it. A qualified attorney can help you with this assessment, by looking at what is being offered and comparing it to how much money you need. And this includes all of your financial needs, including having to pay someone to help you around the house and having long-term medical care paid for.

When someone presents you with a big check and asks you to sign on the dotted line, you may be tempted to just take it so that your case can be closed. Keep in mind, however, that the insurance companies typically do not have your best interests at heart and won't be offering the maximum amount that you could potentially get.

Don't get low-balled by corporations that don't care about your well being. Let an experienced attorney guide you through the often difficult situation. Whether you need surgery, rehabilitation or even psychological treatment due to PTSD from the attack, you deserve to be fairly compensated if you are bitten by someone else's dog. When it comes to your health and future well being, it pays to contact a dog bite attorney as quickly as possible.

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I did not realize that most dog bite cases are usually handled outside of court. I agree that it is important to evaluate it on a case-by-case basis. If I ever have a dog bit me I will be sure to get in touch with a lawyer to get their opinion.

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