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Dog Bite FAQ

LawLeaf an online lawsuit funding service provides pre-settlement and structured settlement payouts for all dog bite cases. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding dog bites.

What should I do if I've been a victim of a dog bite?

  • If you have been bitten by a dog you should immediately seek medical attention.

If I'm bitten by a dog who should I contact regarding the incident?

  • You should contact both the animal control  and police.

If I'm bitten by a dog do I have the right to seek compensation for my injuries?

  • Yes, if you have been bitten by a dog you can seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. You can seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other out of pocket expenses relating to the injury.

Should I take photographs?

  • Yes, you should take photographs of all injuries resulting from a dog accident and document the extent of the injuries. Your lawyer may ask you to write down word for word how the accident occurred.

What is leash law?

  • Most communities throughout the United States require a dog to be on a leash at all times. If a dog is not on a leash the yard must be fenced.


What is the most common dog bite?

  • The most common dog bite is from a pit bull. Pit bulls result in over 50% of the most serious dog bite cases.


Are dog bites covered by homeowners insurance?

  • In most cases, homeowners insurance covers dog bites.  it is important that you look at your homeowners insurance policy if you decide to purchase a dog.

What if the owner of the dog does not have insurance that covers a dog bite?

  • You will need to contact an experienced dog bite lawyer for a consultation. If there isn't an insurance policy an attorney may go after the individual.

What type of lawyer handles dog bite cases?

  • Most personal injury lawyers will handle dog bite cases.

Can I secure lawsuit funding for a dog bite?

  • Yes, you can simply apply online with LawLeaf. We will connect you with those lenders who offer lawsuit funding for dog bite cases.


How quickly can I receive a cash advance for a dog bite?

  • Once we receive your application, our representatives will immediately evaluate your case and send it out to our lenders. Once our lenders have received your application they will be in touch with your attorney to get the required documents surrounding your case. Some of our lenders can approve cases within a day.

What type of lawsuit funding do you provide for dog bite cases?

What should I do if I'm bitten by a dog?

  • Report the accident
  • Seek medical attention
  • Gather information of witnesses and the owner of the animal
  • Take pictures and document the incident
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer
  • If you are seeking a lawsuit cash advance for a dog bite, begin by filling out our online application

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