Legal Funding for Dog Bite Attack Lawsuits

Dog bite attacks occur very often in the United States. In fact, close to 1,000 people are seen in emergency rooms every day due to dog attacks. Because dog is different and different breeds have more dangerous propensities to attack or bite than others, this poses both physical and emotional trauma to its victims. While your attorney is litigating your personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, you can feel safe with financial support through legal funding with High Rise Financial.

When dog attacks are serious, the injuries can be devastating and even permanent, even causing the victim to be unable to work. Such circumstances can create a lost income claim, and be even harder to support financially with mounting bills.

Unlike settlement loans, lawsuit funding with High Rise Financial is not a loan. It is cash funding given to plaintiffs or victims of personal injury lawsuits on a non-recourse basis. This means that you do not have to pay the lender back if you lose your case or if there is no settlement awarded. You only need to pay back the funding if you win your case.

Some injuries include:

  • death
  • disfigurement and scarring of the face and body
  • lacerations
  • wounds
  • fractures
  • brain trauma
  • catastrophic injury
  • rabies infection
  • suffocation
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Call High Rise Financial to learn more about dog bite attack cases that qualify for pre-settlement legal funding.

Types of Injuries Covered by Cash Funding

High Rise Financial provides cash funding for your lawsuit or legal case which involves personal injuries such as brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, paralysis, burn injuries, spinal cord damage, back pain and more. Depending on the circumstance and scenario of your personal injury accident, and liability against the at-fault defendant, you may be eligible for cash pre-settlement funding. Such legal funding is similar to a lawsuit loan but it is distinct in that the cash advanced need only be repaid if your case settles and if you are successful.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite attack, construction accidents, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice or by a defective medical product, contact High Rise Financial to qualify for access to lawsuit funding. Click here for a full list of the case types we cash fund.

When the injuries are serious and the medical bills pile up, cash funding can make all the difference. You can continue to obtain medical treatment and necessary surgeries, pay for your living expenses and bills all while your attorney continues to prosecute your case on your behalf for the best possible financial settlement.

Prevalent Personal Injury Accidents

What exactly is a personal injury accident? What qualifies legally and what are the cases personal injury lawyers and legal funding companies like High Rise Financial typically deal with? There is a broad spectrum of cases that qualify under the law and are categorically considered to be a personal injury claim.

Premises liability claims also known as slip and fall accidents are under the umbrella of personal injury. An injured victim who falls due to a dangerous condition on property that the owner of the property reasonably should have known about or knew about, whether public or private, as long as the person is not a trespasser can create clear liability. These cases often occur on faulty public sidewalks where potholes exist. They also occur in supermarkets and aisles where a slippery substance was left behind.

Medical malpractice claims involve an injured person who underwent a medical procedure but were injured directly as the result of the doctor’s negligence or failure to act reasonably according to industry standards. Usually in such cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer will hire a medical expert to testify regarding the “reasonable” standard.

Dog bite attacks are also considered personal injury accidents. A dangerous dog or one with the propensity to bite is taken into consideration during such claims. The dog owner is typically responsible if it is shown that the dog has attacked others previously and the dog owner was negligent in handling the dog, creating the environment for the victim to be attacked. Landlords can be held liable as well if the dog has been allowed to roam the premises freely, for example, without a leash, without consequence or condemnation.

Wrongful death cases, construction accidents, nursing home negligence and other cases also qualify as personal injury accidents.

Were you Attacked & Injured by a Dog?

If you or a loved one was bitten, attacked or injured as a result of a dangerous dog or pet, contact a medical provider for immediate assistance. If you have retained an attorney or law firm to represent you against the dog owner or liable third party, you may qualify for cash legal funding or what is referred to as a lawsuit loan or cash advance but does not have the same implications of a loan or advance of cash. With legal settlement funding, the funds advanced to you while your legal case is pending only needs to be reimbursed or paid back if you have a settlement with the defendant or liable third party.

Pre-settlement lawsuit loan funding is available with High Rise Finacial LLP. Contact one of our team specialists to discuss the facts of your case and provide us with your attorney’s contact information. We deal directly with your attorney and obtain everything necessary from them when making a determination as to whether you qualify for legal funding. Be sure to seek immediate medical treatment if you have been injured by a dog bite.

Contact us today to learn more information about how lawsuit funding works.

Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering?

A victim of any personal injury accident can generally sue for pain and suffering money damages. Of course, the amount that will be considered or awarded is directly dependent on the severity of their injuries and the significant of the incident. Someone that trips and scrapes their knee does not have the same allocation for pain and suffering as someone who suffered third degree burns as a result of a defective product which would fall under product liability.

These distinctions are key. Almost every type of case qualifies for pain and suffering, with one exception: that is worker’s compensation claims. If you were injured in an accident while at work for your employer- then you cannot sue your employer for pain, suffering or disability.

What types of Accidents and Injuries Qualify for Pain and Suffering Damages?

Car accidents, medical malpractice cases, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability, dog bites, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, defective medical devices and other similar cases qualifies for pain and suffering damages. Injuries that would have a high dollar or monetary value on it for pain and suffering would probably include burn injuries, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries or severe injuries to the brain, any type of injury requiring surgery to recover, as well as broken bones and fractures, amputations, and paralysis (paraplegia and quadraplegia).

Minor or less severe injuries would still warrant some compensation for pain and suffering- because even if you did not fall through a skylight on a construction job- you still had some suffering as a result of that rear-ended car accident (even with minor property damage). Leave it to your attorney to fight for you to obtain as much of a recovery as possible for your injuries, treatment and the impact of the accident on your life and well-being.

Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding for Dog Bite Victims

In California, dog bites occur more frequently than many people realize. No matter what breed or size a dog may be, their bites or attacks can create serious medical problems. If this happens to you, go to a medical facility immediately to try to prevent major health problems, such as infection or even rabies. You may be able to file a lawsuit to recoup monetary funds from the person who owns the dog in many cases.

Pre-settlement funding for dog bite attack victims can help pay legal costs before you receive settlement funds or before you reach a settlement with the insurance company or dog owner. Victims from all over California can participate in our lawsuit funding program. We have clients from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Riverside and many other areas.

How Can Someone Be Held Responsible for the Dog Bite?

You must determine ownership of the animal to place responsibility. All Californians who own dogs are responsible for any attack or dog bite even if they tried to protect others from the incident. Even if the owner had no knowledge that the dog could be a threat, and regardless of breed, the owner can still be liable unless the victim was intentionally aggravating the dog or was trespassing on your property. However, even without previous dog bites or incidents by a particular animal showing a pattern of behavior, a plaintiff can show that a dog should not be on premises without a leash or that the animal has a dangerous propensity of which its owner should have been aware. Typically certain scenarios would elevate a dogowner’s behavior to negligence.  For example, if a 120 pound pitbull roams the hallways of an apartment complex, the landlord can also be liable if he or she has actual or constructive knowledge. Why? Because a large pitbull not on a leash in common areas can obviously pose a reasonable threat to the safety of other tenants as well as invited visitors onto the property. In that case, an attorney would likely pursue both the landlord of the private property where the bite attack occurred and the dogowner.

What Damages Can You Sue For?

Legally, it can be difficult to build a case that clearly shows who is responsible and to know what damages to seek. High Rise Financial legal funding will review the facts of your particular case and inform you within 24 hours as to whether you qualify for legal funding while your personal injury case proceeds.

Many factors are considered, including how serious the injury is and whether you can be held partially liable for the attack. Do you have any witnesses? Did you file a police report? Did you notify the landlord of the property immediately of the incident?  All of these are important questions. Collecting the responsible party’s information and obtaining their insurance is also critical. Taking photographs of the dog and the injuries is also important to building your case.

The consideration for monetary damages include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any wages you lost. If the owner’s conduct was intentional or obviously reckless, punitive damages may be awarded. An example of reckless or intentional conduct would be if the owner of the dog knows of the animal’s dangerous propensities (via previous dog bite incidents or attacks on others) and still allows the dog to roam freely on premises without a leash. Reckless conduct could be proven by showing other reasonable individuals would not act in the same manner.

Legal Funding Can Provide Resources to Pursue Your Legal Claim or Lawsuit

Legal settlement funding can often be the only way to bring a lawsuit forward. Even though most homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for dog injuries, they often offer a low settlement amount. Don’t settle because of a lack of money or the urgency with which you need the settlement funds. Pre-settlement lawsuit funding with High Rise Financial can help you get the money you deserve and are entitled to recover from your injuries.