Dog Bites

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Have you been bitten by a dog in Utah? The attorneys at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC handle dog bite cases state-wide. Dog bite cases can have severe and long lasting injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC help dog bite victims receive fair and adequate settlements for their personal injuries.

Here are the top 2 action items you should do when bitten by a dog in Utah.

(1). Seek Medical Care. If you are bitten by a dog you should immediately seek appropriate medical care. This could be the emergency room, or it could be an InstaCare clinic. Dog bites are traumatic, acute and there are often injuries that need immediate medical attention to prevent infection and scarring.

Dog attacks are generally covered under Utah homeowners policies of insurance. Further, it does not matter where the dog bite occurred. The homeowners’ insurance policy will cover the dog bite which occurs at a city park, or when you are inside the dog owner’s home. Oftentimes, there can be medical pay benefits attached to homeowners’ insurance policies. Meaning, the insurance policy will help pay for your medical bills incurred as a result of the dog attack. Your personal injury attorney should inquire about the benefits attached to the homeowners’ policy of insurance.

If you don’t have private health care insurance, a good Utah personal injury attorney will help you obtain lien-based medical care. This could be physical therapy, chiropractic care, plastic surgery or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling. Lien based medical care is where the medical provider does not get paid until you receive compensation.

(2). Hire a Utah Personal Injury Attorney. Once you take care of your immediate physical needs you should hire an experienced Utah personal injury attorney. A good personal injury attorney will help you medically validate your physical injuries. Without proper medical care and medical validation of your injuries, the insurance adjuster will not pay you fair and adequate compensation for your injuries. It will be as if the injuries did not exist. Without medically verified documentation, the insurance adjuster’s supervisor will not attribute the correct about of compensation to your claim.

Call the Utah personal injury lawyers at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC–(801) 373-6345 for a free no cost, no obligation consultation.