Cash Advance Loans for Dog Bite Legal Settlements
Most dog owners are responsible people who value their four legged friends as companions, and treat them like family members. Responsible pet owners take time to train their dogs, keep them on a lead when out in public, and take every measure to ensure their animal does not become a nuisance to other animals or humans. Many dog owners even carry dog liability insurance as a precautionary measure, in case their dog bites someone, and some homeowners’ insurance policies cover dog bites.
Slip But some dog owners are careless and negligent, failing to control their pets, allowing them to run free in public spaces, and feeling overly confident in their ability to bring their animal under control when necessary.
The truth is, dogs are descendants of wolves, wild animals with keen instincts who act on impulse. Wolf-like instincts can potentially come out in any dog, causing them to attack and bite other dogs or humans, sometimes even their owners.
If you or your child are attacked by a dog, you may choose to file a lawsuit for a dog bite and take the negligent owner to court. However, dog bite cases can take a long time to settle. To help tide you over while you wait to receive your settlement, you may be eligible for a dog bite pre-settlement loan.
Dog Bite Statistics
The United States a Center For Disease Control (CDC) conducts studies and gathers statistics about health issues that affect US citizens, dog bites.
A recent study by the CDC revealed the following statistics:
- Around 4.7 Million dog bites are reported in the United States every year. It is likely that thousands of others go unreported
- Of the 4.7 million dog bites reported, 800,000 victims require medical treatment.
- Based on a US population of 325.7 million people as of 2017, one out of 69 people is bitten by a dog.
- Chances of dying from a dog bite or attack are one in 112,400.
In addition to bites, an unruly dog may cause damages by knocking someone over, or by chasing a car, bike or motorcycle and causing an accident.
What Triggers a Dog Bite?
In most cases, dogs will not attack or bite without provocation, or unless something is wrong.
Reasons dogs attack and bite include:
- Feeling frightened or threatened
- Being surprised or startled
- In reaction to a stressful situation
- Fear or distrust of a person, animal or situation
- Rough play that makes the dog overly excited
However, sometimes a dog will attack and bite another dog, a child or an adult for no apparent reason. In any case, if the dog’s owner failed to properly contain or control the dog, they are guilty of negligence, and the incident may result in a lawsuit.
Damages and Compensation for Dog Bite Lawsuits
If you take a dog owner to court for harm done by their pet, they or their insurance company will have to pay for damages.
Settlements for damages from dog bites may include compensation for:
- medical expenses
- lost income
- pain and suffering
- emotional and psychological trauma
- facial fractures and disfigurement
- disabling damage to muscles, nerves, connective tissues or bones
- transmission of rabies and infections
- property damage, like a damaged bike or motorcycle, damaged eyeglasses, etc.
- punitive damages, in cases where the owner is exceptionally negligent
- wrongful death
Depending on the severity of damage, you may be eligible for a sizable settlement amount. However, it can take months or even years for the courts, lawyers and insurance companies to hammer out the details of your case and arrive at a final settlement.
Lawsuits for Dog Bites
Being attacked and bitten by a dog can be terrifying, and it can do serious damage that requires extensive medical intervention. In severe cases, dog bites can be disabling when nerves, bones, connective and soft tissues are damaged. Serious disfigurement may also occur, since an attacking dog will often go for the neck or face of its victim.
You have the right to file a lawsuit against the owner of a dog that attacked you or your child. There are many lawyers who specialize in dog bite cases, with the experience and know-how to get you the largest settlement possible.
Dog Bite Settlement Loans
A dog bite settlement loan is not a loan in the traditional sense — it is a cash advance that is repaid from your final lawsuit settlement. Unlike a bank loan, from the time you are approved and receive your money, up to the time that your case settles, you will not have to make a single monthly payment, and if you lose your case, you do not have to repay the loan at all.
You can use the cash advance from your dog bite lawsuit to:
- pay for medical expenses
- pay your monthly bills, like mortgage, utilities, car payments and other expenses
- provide for your family while you are out of work
- relieve financial stress and pressure while you heal from your injuries
How to Qualify for a Dog Bite Settlement Cash Advance
At Cronus Capital Group, we understand how traumatizing an animal attack can be for a child or an adult. Financial worries added to your injuries, pain and suffering can be almost too much to bear. We provided funding to ease your burden, and see you and your family through this particularly difficult time.
To be considered for a dog bite settlement cash advance, you must:
- Be an adult, 18 years or older
- Have your case represented by an attorney
- Provide documentation proving your injuries came from a dog attack, including photos, witness statements, medical reports and other evidence
- Provide documentation of the dog owner’s insurance (your lawyer can handle this)
The application process for a dog bite pre-settlement loan is quick and easy, and it won’t affect your credit. If your application is approved, you could have your dog bite cash advance in as little as 24 hours.
If you were attacked or bitten by a dog and meet the above qualifications, contact Cronus Capital today. Our friendly staff is ready to take your phone call and answer all your questions, or you can use our convenient online form to submit your application.