PI Dog Bite Settlements

Ever since we were kids, many of us can remember a dog that was a big part of our lives. It may have been a loved family pet, or maybe it was your best friend’s dog that you would play with when you went to their house after school. It seems that as the summer months wind down, you can’t take a walk around your neighborhood or go for a picnic in the park without seeing someone walking with their dog, hopefully on a leash, but that’s another blog. But even with all the good experiences with dogs we’ve had in our lives, all it takes is one bad experience to change your life.  

Anyone from young kids to the elderly can be victims of a dog bite and the unfortunate reality of this is that, in an instant, it changes your life forever.  The short-term physical effects may have the potential for high medical bills. We realize there is so much more that happens to you when you are a victim of a dog bite. You will never look at dogs the same way again. Being anxious and on edge every time you see a dog. Even seeing a cute playful puppy in the park can give you flashbacks. Living your normal life again can be next to impossible. 

Sometimes there’s nothing we can do to avoid falling victim, but there are certain things we can keep in mind that will help us if we ever get in this unfortunate situation. 

  1. Get the medical help you need. This seems obvious, but there can be so much going through our mind in this time of panic that we may not think our injuries are as bad as they are. The dog could be carrying a disease, especially if it is a dog you don’t know. The best thing to do is to go to the doctor immediately and get the medical help you need for your injuries. 
  2. Get the dog owner’s insurance information. Dog’s and dog bites are likely covered by the owner’s homeowner’s insurance and this is the information you want to get so that you can make a claim to get compensated for any damages that you might suffer, including medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, etc. If you can’t get their insurance information, get the owner’s contact information. Having a way to get in touch with the dog owner will save you lots of headaches down the road when it comes to making a claim for your injuries.  
  3. Call a local attorney. After getting treatment for your injuries, calling an attorney who has experience representing victims of dog bites is the most important thing you can do. Even if you’re unsure about what your next steps are, a short phone call with an experienced attorney can give you the guidance you need to move forward and get the legal representation you need. 

At Merrill Law, we will be by your side every step of the way. From getting your medical bills paid by the right people, to recovering and getting you the settlement you deserve. We know how stressful this process can be, but you don’t have to go through this alone. We will be there for you.

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Personal Injury What to Do

Things that you can do if you are injured in an accident.

Document.

It is very important to get all of the information at the accident scene.

What police agency it is, the insurance information from the other party, name, address. Talk to your doctors about any kind of missed work.

Follow the Doctor’s instructions.

It is really important to do exactly what the doctor tells you, in a timely manner.

Contact an Attorney.

The best thing you can do is call an attorney. The attorney will take care of most of this stuff for you.

If you get injured in auto accident. I hope you don’t never do, I really hope you never do. Give us a call, you can get a hold of us and we will definitely help you.

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Not Alone in a Personal Injury Case

Personal Injury

Injured in an accident? Do doctors, bill collectors, and insurance have you feeling overwhelmed?

You Are Not Alone.

You do not have to face them alone. We can help guide you through the process of getting your settlement taken care of.

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PIP, Rogs and Other Weird Words for Personal Injury Cases

We want to help you understand the confusing lingo and slang that Personal Injury Cases can have.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Special Damages, General Damages, Subrogation, Discovery, and Interrogatories (Rogs).

We Can Help With Auto Accident Personal Injury, Dog Bite Injury and Accidental Death cases.

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Personal Injury The Life and Times of a PI Case

There are steps that need to be addressed to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

  • Take care of your injuries by following your doctors direction.
  • Talk to an Attorney if you get injured and someone else is liable.
  • An Attorney will build the case for you by asking the important questions, gathering the documents, and medical records and preparing to go to Trial for you.
  • Most cases are settled without going to Trial.

Money does not solve all things.

It can help you address the loss that you have suffered and help you move forward.

Our Attorneys are happy to discuss your options and see if we can help you move forward.

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Personal Injury Getting Your Money

Your Settlement

Is the money that is coming to you after the case is completed.

Considerations that will effect the bottom line.

The Settlement is funds that are dispersed to cover all the bills related to your case and help to make things right for you.

Those bills include:

  • Attorney fees. Your contract with your attorney has a percentage of your settlement, that they have agreed to be paid to work this case for you.
  • Medical bills. Any unpaid medical bills will need to be paid from this settlement.
  • Subrogation. If your insurance has paid any of your bills related to this case, they are entitled to get that money back. Your attorney can work to lower those fees.

The Bottom Line

When all the expenses have been paid, any remaining funds will be distributed to you.

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Personal Injury Auto Accident Questions

Personal Injury Auto Accident Questions

If you have been injured in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions.  Call to discuss your questions with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney like Rick H. Merrill to help ease your mind.

  • What do I do first?
  • Who do I need to call?
  • What information do I need?
  • How am I going to pay the medical bills?  
  • How am I going to recover lost wages?  
  • What do I say to insurance companies?

Details

To determine if you have a viable claim that he can recover your losses from the accident, Rick Merrill will ask you a series of questions to gather the details of the accident.

  • What happened during the accident?
  • When did the accident happen?
  • Was there a citation issued and who received the citation?
  • Did you go to the doctor right away?
  • How long have you been in treatment?
  • Have you missed any work because of this accident?
  • Did the other party have insurance?  What is the name of their insurance company?
  • Do you have an adjusters contact information?

Time Limits

The Statute of Limitations is a Federal or State law that restricts the time in which legal proceedings may be brought against an individual.

In a personal injury case you generally have 3 years from the date of the accident to file a claim against an individual who has caused harm against you.  Although some cases may have different restrictions.

If you are injured in an Auto Accident, Call Merrill Law to speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney.


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Personal Injury Auto Accidents

Personal Injury Accidents

While listening to the traffic report during my morning commute I am amazed how often an accident happens. I wonder how my family would fare if I was injured in an accident.

Statistics

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration general statistics for motor vehicle collisions.  In 2015, there were 6.3 million police reported accidents, in which 2.44 million people were injured.  This makes the average number of people injured per day 7,073.

What are the odds?

Stop and think about that for a moment – every day of the year over 7,000 people a day are getting injured in almost 17,000 accidents.  There are over 250 million cars on the roads making the chances of you being in an accident are 0.0068% – the question you have to ask yourself is – do you feel lucky?

The reality is that you may drive to the office every week of your working career and never be in an accident, but if you are – here are a few things you must ensure you do to protect yourself and your family.


Understanding Liability and Personal Injury Protection Insurance

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, be sure that you get the insurance information for all the parties involved in the accident.  

The insurance company of the at fault persons insurance will cover the damages to your car and also your medical bills if you are injured.  

Personal injury protection is an additional insurance that can be purchased with your liability insurance coverage.  It is an extension of your liability insurance and may be used to help cover medical expenses, and sometimes lost wages and other damages.

If you are injured in an Auto Accident, Call Merrill Law to speak to an Experienced Personal injury Attorney.

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