Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Most dog bites don't cause serious injury and, to be fair to the dog, many people who get bit did something to provoke the animal. If you have been seriously injured by a dog or animal, though, you could be facing long-term medical care in addition to your pain and suffering.Free Consultation • Toll Free Statewide • No Attorneys Fees Unless You Win
I am personal injury attorney Matthew Vance. After more than a decade of legal practice on both sides of insurance claims, I have seen the serious damage a dog bite or animal attack can do. Muscle damage and scarring can require years of medical treatment, immobility and chronic pain. If you have suffered because of someone's pet animal, don't assume that there is nothing you can do about it. Seek the medical attention you need, then contact me to discuss your case right away.What If the Dog Belonged to a Friend or Family Member?
Many people are concerned about filing an insurance claim against a friend or family member. You have to remember, however, that you were injured, perhaps seriously. I handle dog bite and pet owner negligence cases with confidentiality and compassion. I work with the homeowner's insurance company to seek the money damages you deserve. In most cases, the homeowner's insurance will cover the claim, often with little financial repercussions to the policy holder.
What To Do After a Dog Bite or Animal Attack:
- Seek appropriate medial attention right away
- Gather the names and contact information of witness
- Do not talk about the incident to the animal's owner or anyone else
- Call your local animal control center to report the incident
- Turn the case over to an experienced personal injury lawyer
The Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., is recognized as one of the region's prominent personal injury law firms. I have the knowledge and experience to present your case in and out of court. I know the process and strategies that help you recover the money you deserve to fix what can be fixed and the money to make up for what can't be fixed.
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From my office in Albuquerque, I represent clients throughout New Mexico. Contact me today about your dog bite claim.