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Do I Need a Lawyer if a Dog Bites Me?

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.


If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, it is strongly recommended that you consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to help with your case. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. annually, however, less than 1% of these dog bite victims will receive compensation for their injuries and damages.

When a dog bite victim does report the attack and attempts to collect from the dog owner’s insurance policy, they are often lowballed by the insurance adjuster. Instead of offering a fair settlement, insurance adjusters will typically offer 10%-20% of what they would offer if the victim had a personal injury lawyer. Only a personal injury lawyer will know what fair compensation will be for your particular claim and they will fight to get that for you.

And finally, if a dog bite victim attempts to sue the dog owner without proper representation, they run the risk of not following proper protocol, misunderstanding the law and procedures, and having their case thrown out of court. A personal injury lawyer will understand the laws, will conduct all the necessary interviews and research, and will take out all the stress that surrounds a dog bite attack case.

It is important to remember, hiring a lawyer does not mean your case will proceed to court. At least 98% of all bodily injury cases settle before ever reaching a trial. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer ensures that the claim will be handled quickly and efficiently and that you will receive the compensation that you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, we at Mike Agruss Law are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, including when you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at what we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First.

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected] or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7. 


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