Hiring An Attorney For Dog Attack InjuriesHiring An Attorney For Dog Attack Injuries

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Hiring An Attorney For Dog Attack Injuries

Hey there, I am Erin Arnolds. I was simply walking down the street a year ago, minding my own business, when a dog burst out from behind a house and attacked me. I was helpless to protect myself from the ferocious bites and scratches from that angry animal. Neighbors finally came out and pulled the dog off me, which ended up saving my life. At the hospital, I received hundreds of stitches and stayed in a medically induced coma for several weeks. Upon coming out of the coma, I immediately called a lawyer to receive help suing the dog owners for the attack. I needed to have my hospital bills and lost wages covered by the owners of that vicious dog. Due to that experience, I created this site to help others learn how to hire a lawyer and obtain compensation for injuries caused by a dog attack.


The First Steps Are Critical When Protecting Your Car Accident Claim

If you find yourself in a car accident, you will find yourself with crippling medical bills that you don't know how to pay for. If the other party is clearly at fault, you will likely be entitled to compensation through their auto insurance provider. But the actions you take when seeking medical attention can determine how much you will be entitled to in compensation. Therefore, it's important to receive advice from an auto accident attorney.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Even if you don't believe you are injured, you should head to the hospital as soon as you can. Your injuries might be more injured than you realize. This is especially the case with head injuries where you might have a brain contusion or some other type of brain injury.

Some injuries will only get worse if they are not treated quickly. You might be concerned about heading to a hospital because of how expensive it might be. Still, you might actually suffer financially if you don't seek medical attention as soon as possible. The at-fault party might argue that you must not have been very badly injured if you didn't seek medical attention.

Document Your Injuries

Your doctor should help you document all of your injuries and connect them to the accident. To be able to ask for compensation for a particular injury, you must first prove that it exists and also that the injury was caused by the accident.

If you already have a pre-existing injury and it was exacerbated by the accident, you might still be entitled to compensation under the eggshell doctrine. This means that you won't be punished for already being injured prior to the accident and will still be entitled to compensation for the degree to which your injuries were exacerbated.

Follow Your Doctor's Instructions

While recovering, make sure to follow your doctor's instructions. If you fail to listen to your doctor and your injuries worsen as a result, you might end up having your settlement reduced.

Wait Before Pursuing a Settlement

It's important to make sure that your condition has stabilized before you seek compensation for your injuries. Otherwise, you might have more extensive medical bills than you might realize. For example, you might not recover as much as your doctor expected or surgery might not be successful. 

Once you know the full extent of your injuries, you will not only be able to receive compensation for your current medical bills but for future medical expenses. Contact a car accident lawyer to learn more.