Yes, in many situations, the victim of a dog bite or dog attack can sue or otherwise pursue compensation through a claim handled by an experienced attorney. Personal injury attorney Patrick Troxler has the experience and skill necessary to review the details of your case and let you know what your options are. Many dog bite victims are rightfully interested in compensation to pay their medical expenses and replace lost wages from missing work.
The only way to know if you have a case is to contact Mr. Troxler for a complimentary consultation. He will listen to your side of the story and seek to understand all of the ways your life has been impacted. He has the experience necessary to investigate the situation and determine if the dog’s owner is liable.
Oftentimes, dog bite victims know the dog’s owner. It could be a neighbor, friend, or family member, so those situations can feel awkward when you are thinking about the idea of “suing” someone you know and are on good terms with. We believe it’s still so important to contact an attorney in these situations. Mr. Troxler has handled many of these cases so he knows just how delicate they can be. He will manage approaching the negotiations compassionately and with your best interests at heart, working with all parties to come to an agreement with the best possible resolution for you.
The question of whether you should pursue compensation of course can only be answered by you. There is a lot to consider, but Patrick Troxler is here to help you wade through the options. Dog bite victims often choose to pursue compensation because they need the financial award for:
- Medical bills, including any emergency room visit, follow-up treatment, surgery, scar care, reconstructive surgery, etc.
- Lost income from missing work due to the injury and recovery
- Pain and suffering caused by the incident and the injury
- The financial and emotional costs of scarring and disfigurement
Dog bites can cause permanent disfigurement, life-threatening infections, and other physical trauma. These are very real consequences for your life that will be burdensome not only financially but also physically, emotionally, and mentally. You deserve compensation for such a life-altering event.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog in Waldorf or the surrounding areas of Maryland, please call experienced injury attorney Patrick Troxler for a free consultation at 301-709-7195. You may be able to negotiate a settlement above any current insurance company offers, although there is no way to know for sure without talking to Mr. Troxler.