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Helping Victims Recover Damages From Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites are an unfortunate part of life. Dog bite attorney Bryan R. Snyder has seen countless cases in San Diego where man’s best friend becomes man’s worst enemy. Each year, Americans have a one in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog, and one in six of those bites is a serious enough injury to require medical attention. Children are by far the most common victims of injuries caused by dog attacks, as they often fail to appreciate the warning signals prior to being bitten, although sometimes there is no warning at all. The true tragedy seen by dog bite lawyer Bryan R. Snyder is that often canines are acting in accordance with its nature or training (or lack thereof). Irresponsible or careless owners fail to appreciate that every canine, no matter how well-trained or disciplined, is potentially deadly, and when their dog bites someone they must be held accountable with the help of Bryan R. Snyder. If you or a loved one is a victim of a canine attack, you will need an attorney on your side who will protect your rights.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog, call 619-752-1102 or 800-611-2581.

Why Do Dog Bites Occur?

Bites and attacks from canines occur for a variety of different reasons:

  • Dogs are territorial animals and can attack if they feel their space or family is threatened. People such as mail carriers, meter readers and gardeners often encounter dogs during the course of their jobs and are frequent victims of a canine attack.
  • Dog bites occur when dogs are in pain and have no other way of expressing their symptoms.
  • Dogs are predators by nature; small animals and children can seem like prey, and if not properly trained or socialized, dogs will attack them as such.

Although every dog is potentially dangerous, some people raise dogs to be vicious and cruel and treat everyone with hostility.

What Can A Canine Victim Do To Collect Compensation For Damages?

If you or someone you know has been bitten or attacked by a canine, you need to contact a dog bite attorney first. Canine attack-related cases can be an extremely sensitive and emotionally charged subject for all parties involved, be it the insurance companies, attorneys, victims or canine owners. If the time comes to pursue legal action when all other options have failed, San Diego lawyer Bryan Snyder will be on your side ready to stand with you and help you fight for and protect your rights.

Dog Bites And Homeowners Insurance

Many homeowners insurance policies have codicils that cover what happens if a homeowner’s dog bites someone and causes damage or injury. That’s good, because it allows victims of these attacks a way to recover the money they spend on medical bills or rehabilitation, or to cover lost wages due to time off work for recuperation after the attack. However, the insurance companies that issue these policies are not in the business of paying out more money than they have to, or even at all if they can get away with it. That’s why you need to contact Bryan Snyder after you are bitten by a dog. If an insurance company wants to talk to you or take a statement from you after an attack, that means they are looking for information that they can then use to reduce the amount of compensation they have to provide.

Don’t ever talk to an insurance company without first talking with San Diego dog bite attorney Bryan Snyder first. When he represents you, he deals with the insurance companies and their adjusters, keeps your best interests at the forefront of the investigation and uses his more than 20 years of legal experience to prevent you from being taken advantage of by insurance companies that care more about their bottom line than they do about your situation.

San Diego Lawyer Bryan Snyder Can Help You

Bryan R. Snyder understands these times are difficult, particularly if the incident involves a family or friend’s pet. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from an canine attack, you need to move quickly to take action. Many homeowner insurance companies will attempt to settle a canine bite case very quickly, often at your expense. Bryan R. Snyder will protect your best interests and advocate on your behalf to help ensure the best settlement possible to compensate you for your pain and suffering.

Fill out the free initial contact form to get Bryan R. Snyder on your side and start the healing process today.