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Denver Dog Bite Claims

If you have been injured after being bitten by a dog, you may be eligible to recover damages. To recover damages, you will have to file a claim against the at-fault party. An experienced lawyer could help you with filing Denver dog bite claims. A knowledgeable dog bite attorney could let you know what needs to be required when filing a claim and how the process works. Call today to schedule a consultation and get started on your claim.

Requirments for Filing a Claim

The requirements for filing a claim is that the plaintiff must show that the dog bite occurred and that the dog bite caused the plaintiff injuries. To file Denver dog bite claim, the plaintiff must first obtain the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy. Then the person needs to set up a claim with the insurance company. The injured individual needs to be aware that they should never give the insurance company a recorded statement. The insurance company will try to alleviate fault on behalf of the dog owner so that they do not have to pay for the damages. This is why it may be a good idea for an injured individual to obtain a dedicated personal injury lawyer who could talk to the insurance company on their behalf.

What Happens After a Dog Bite Claim is Processed?

When the claim is processed by the insurance company, a claim number is generated and an adjuster is assigned to the claim. Once an adjuster is assigned to a claim, an assigned attorney follows up to confirm coverage limits and policy limits on the on the dog bite. A well-established attorney has experience with dealing with insurance adjuster’s and can keep the plaintiff’s best interest in mind while negotiating.

Important Specifics that Could Impact the Claim

The specific facts and circumstances of a case could impact the claim negatively or positively for the plaintiff. For instance, if the dog has a known history of biting and aggressive behavior, it could help easily determine that the dog owner was negligent. A dog’s history of violence may increase the amount of damages that the plaintiff could receive. There are also many ways that a plaintiff’s case can be negatively affected. For example, the injured person provoked the dog or caused the dog to be agitated before it bit the individual. Other ways that Denver dog bite claims could be negatively impacted is if there is an absence of a police report and there are no eyewitnesses.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations in Denver is a law that sets the maximum amount of time someone can wait before filing a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for a dog bite claim starts from the date the dog bite occurred. The case must be filed in court or settled outside of court before the two-year anniversary of the date the dog bit the plaintiff.

When the statue of limitations runs out on a case, the individual is barred from recovery. Therefore, it is very important for an injured person to hire an attorney as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer who is knowledgeable about Denver dog bite claims could ensure that the individual has their claim filed within the statute of limitations.

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