How to Negotiate a Dog Bite Claim with Progressive Insurance

Last updated on: February 20, 2018

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Though we tend to think of dogs as friendly pets, thousands of people suffer serious harm from dog bites each year. These incidents can lead to injuries that take weeks or months of treatment or therapy, leading to expensive medical bills, and many people are forced to deal with physical and emotional scars that will never go away.

If the dog’s owner or other responsible party is covered by Progressive Insurance, you may be able to recover the compensation you deserve from the insurer. A dog bite claim against Progressive will be handled similarly to other personal injury claims. Progressive’s website says that they “cover the cost of medical care, usually up to $300,000” if a customer’s dog bites someone. However, they will rarely offer you that amount during negotiations.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog or other animal and need help dealing with the insurance company, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced Dallas dog bite attorney.

Progressive Will Act Like a Business

Like all businesses, Progressive is focused on making money. Their claims adjusters will act with this goal in mind.

The adjuster assigned to your case will work hard to give you the smallest settlement possible. As noted above, they will rarely offer you full compensation. Instead, they may attempt to offer you a quick settlement, at a steeply discounted rate, claiming that putting the money in your pocket sooner is preferable to giving you everything you deserve.