Your doctor says that your Illinois dog bite wound is healing well. The medical interventions have worked and your prognosis is good, but your worries aren’t over. The doctor isn’t able to pay your medical bills, compensate you for the time that you lost from work, or take care of your other financial losses that you suffered because of our dog bite injury. It isn’t the doctor’s responsibility.

Nobody Else Is Going to Protect Your Rights or Your Money

You can’t count on your doctor, the dog’s owner, or the dog owner’s insurance company to help you protect your financial rights. However, you can learn some of the secrets for protecting your legal rights and possible recovery. Specifically, you should know that:

  • The first offer the insurance company makes may not be the best offer. You have the right to negotiate with the insurance company and the right to seek legal action if an agreeable settlement can’t be reached.
  • Your injury and financial losses should be well documented. This documentation will allow you and your Illinois dog bite lawyer to make a stronger case to the insurance company and/or court.
  • The insurance company is not on your side. It is important not to trust the insurance adjuster, no matter how nice he is, and to remember that anything that you say to the adjuster can be used as evidence against you later.

You should also know that you have the right to seek legal assistance from an experienced dog bite attorney.

You and Your Illinois Dog Bite Lawyer Can Fight for Justice

For more information about how to protect your rights and your possible recovery, we encourage you to call us directly at 309-862-4800 or 866-532-4800 for a FREE consultation. We also invite you to download our FREE Dog Bites Brochure from our website so that you can begin protecting your rights immediately.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.