Compensation for Dog Bites
Dogbite lawsuits entitle the victim to seek the right for the following compensation:
- Medical Expenses
This includes future medical expenses. Medical expenses associated with a dog bite can be extremely costly, especially in the event of a scarring injury.
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Inconvenience and missed opportunity often accounts for damages attached to dog bite claims.
- Psychological Trauma
Attacks can leave an individual prone to future uncertainty and increased anxiety when in the presence of animals. As well, an attack from an animal often leaves scarring. Scars are more than physical injuries. They can also generate emotional trauma.
- Damages Incurred to Property
- Disfigurement Due to Scarring
Scars can be a serious, life-long after effect of any dog bite. Children are particularly susceptible to bites around the head, neck and face. Scars may require additional plastic surgery, which may need to be delayed until after the scar matures, usually about a year. In the case of a child, plastic surgery may need to wait until the child has finished growing.