Feb 28 2014

Dog Bites or Animal Attacks


If you or someone you know has been involved in a dog bite or animal attack in Utah, we can assist you with your claim. Our Salt Lake City dog bite lawyers will use our decades of experience to get your claim resolved.   We never ask for money up front. We advance all fees and hire expert witnesses to help strengthen your dog bite case. At the conclusion of the case, our firm will be reimbursed through your recovery.  You do not owe us anything until your case is settled.

Dog bite and animal attacks can be extremely traumatic events.   In many instances, these claims can lead to painful, disfiguring injuries with devastating financial and emotional impacts on the victim.  Utah dog bite laws clearly spell out an owner’s obligation to protect others from being harmed by their pet. However, these laws are highly complex, and proving your case can often be very difficult. It is important to work with an experienced dog bite attorney who can help make sure your rights are protected.

So why do you need an attorney for these types of claims?  In order to receive compensation for your damages, you must successfully prove that the dog’s owner acted negligently in failing to prevent the dog from inflicting harm. This may require a careful investigation of the incident, including interviewing witnesses to the dog bite attack. In some cases, it is helpful to use canine behavioral experts to strengthen your case. A skilled dog bite lawyer will know how to interrogate these witnesses to help prove the dog owner was negligent.

An attorney is also invaluable when dealing with the insurance company. The insurance company is not on your side. Their goal is to minimize the amount of money they must pay on your claim. In many cases, an initial settlement offer from the insurance company will not adequately cover all of your expenses after a dog bite attack. William Rawlings & Associates will battle the insurance company to ensure that the final settlement amount takes into account the full long-term impact of the dog bite or animal attack.

The Utah dog bite attorneys at William Rawlings & Associates are committed to delivering the highly personalized attention you deserve on your case. We will always be available to answer your questions, and we will fight aggressively to protect your rights in court if necessary.  Our attorneys have handled hundreds of dog bite cases, and we know the Utah dog bite laws which apply to your case. Over the years, we have developed a strong track record of success, earning large settlements for many of our clients.  Contact William Rawlings & Associates to schedule your free dog bite consultation.  We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.