|Dog Bite Attorney North Miami
Injuries from dog bites are more common than people generally know. Here are some facts about dog bites.
Over 40 percent of dog owners picked their breed of dog for protection. Dogs classified as German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, and Doberman Pinschers are known as the most dangerous dog breeds. Dog bite injuries are most common from one of these breeds. Most dog bites are from dogs that are licensed with identifiable owners. People who have sustained injuries due to dog bites are entitled to medical compensation and pain and suffering compensation. Contacting an experienced and caring lawyer such as Mark Wolin in North Miami, FL is the first step to resolution.
According to the American Medical Association, the Center for Disease Control and the Insurance Information Institute, dog bites are a very common form of injury, capable of causing permanent disfigurement and psychological trauma in adults and children alike. The second leading cause of childhood injury is dog bites, 77 percent of which are on the face. In fact, over a 20 year period, dog attacks resulted in more than 300 human dog bite related deaths in the United States, with children comprising the highest incidence. Wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury lawsuits are ways in which victims and their families can receive compensation for medical trauma and expenses. Attorney Mark Wolin has 23 years of experience in Florida law and is committed to helping the families and victims of dog bite injuries.
Across the United States almost 5 million people a year are bitten by dogs; with an average hospital stay of nearly four days.
Another potential hazard of a dog bite is the possibility that the dog may have rabies, in which case appropriate vaccines are necessary. In order to nullify the potential of a lawsuit, the dog owner, property owner or a representative from their insurance company could ask you to make a statement, in writing or recorded, about what happened. They may be attempting to record you making statements which could help them avoid their liability for your injuries. Should the owner of the dog or his insurance company representative contact you, it would be wise to consider having a lawyer assist you. Mark Wolin is a North Miami lawyer ready to stand at your side.
Mark Wolin can represent your best interests in getting you compensation for your financial losses, pain and suffering. It takes an attorney to identify and preserve evidence regarding the dog attack, negotiate with the insurance company, identify any additional people beyond the dog's owner who can support the case, and to do what is necessary to obtain a fair outcome. Should an insurance company offer to write you a check, Mark Wolin should first review the proposed settlement. Insurance companies regularly present low settlement offers to unrepresented individuals. With Mark Wolin’s help, that won’t happen to you.