In October I was attacked by a neighbor's dogs while running in my neighborhood. I sustained wounds to my right hand and both legs. I was trapped by the dogs on a porch and later rescued by paramedics. I spent 5 hours in the ER and missed a week of work. My medical expenses exceed $7000. I have not yet hired an attorney. My hand is responding to therapy and I have full use of it, but there is still trauma swelling and the scar is an eyesore. I am male so the scarring is not as much of an issue as it would be if I were female. There is one scar on the leg that is six inches long and will be very visible during the spring, summer and fall, as I live in Georgia. The hand works, but there is discomfort in the scar area and the hand aches in damp weather.
I am hoping that the owners' insurance company will offer me a fair settlement so we can stay out of court. What would be a fair settlement in this case?
Trucking Accident Lawyer
It is extremely difficult to tell you the value of your claim without a lot more facts. I encourage you to consult an attorney in Macon. There are a number of good ones. If you are just trying to settle on your own with the insurance company, I doubt if you can get above the $15,000 - $20,000 range even on a good day. They will probably try to hold it to $8500 - $10,000. You should be aware that there is a two year statute of limitation for personal injury in Georgia, so any suit must be filed in court by the second anniversary of the injury.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
I fully agree with Mr. Shigley's answer. If you have not already found a lawyer in Macon to help you, please feel free to contact me. I am on Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. My office number is (478) 745-9002.
Best of luck to you.
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