Wichita Dog Bite Lawyer
Have you or your child been bitten by a dog in Wichita?
A recent survey showed that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. This is almost 2 per cent of the population. Children are the ones most likely to be bitten getting 70% of the bites. Dog bites can be frightening to the victim and cause serious injury. If you or your child is bitten by a dog, it is very important to identify the dog and his owner. You of course need to get treatment for the victim immediately. To help prove your case, it is also important to shoot pictures of the bite. Next you need to report the bite to the animal control agency and keep a record of your report.
It is vital to contact a personal injury attorney in Wichita to represent you. Your attorney needs to take fast action to build a solid legal case for compensation.
Dog Bite Lawyer in Wichita
We at Rick Hodge, Attorney at Law, are an experienced dog bite law firm serving Wichita, Kansas. When we take on a case we make an immediate investigation. We interview all witnesses to the incident plus learn about the dog's history. We look for evidence of earlier bites and of the owner knowledge of those bites. This will give us the foundation to prove negligence of the owner.
Having established liability, our firm proceeds to prove damages. We consult the doctor to learn of the client's injuries and what will be needed to recover from the bite including plastic surgery for scars. Then we contact the insurance company seeking compensation for the client's medical and ambulance expenses, hospital expenses and pain and suffering. Should the insurance company be uncooperative, we are prepared to take the case to court to see that our client receives maximum compensation.
We have successfully recovered large damage awards for many dog bite victims. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Contact a Wichita Dog Bite Attorney at the firm to seek full damages for your dog bite injuries.