In order to evaluate the value of any injury case, the injured victim must first seek medical attention in order to assess the degree of the damages. Failing to document your injuries can seriously affect the outcome of your case. Usually the bigger the injury is, the bigger the settlement will be. However if such injuries are not properly documented, it will be difficult to place the blame on the party responsible. In the event that a dog attacks a person, the owner of that pet will usually be held liable.
Large settlements in animal bite cases usually involve very severe injuries where the dog leaves visible scarring, when surgeries are required as part of the treatment, or when mental health therapy such as PTSD counseling is needed. The compensation recovered in a dog bite case is intended to pay for the victim’s medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, and any other expenses that resulted from the incident. An experienced dog bite injury attorney can also fight for a fair compensation for pain and suffering, which depends on the extent of the recovery as well as the degree in which the victim’s life was affected.
There is no simple way to determine the overall value of dog bite cases in general. Instead, the value of each case is determined according to the injuries and damages sustained. Each individual may have a significantly different recovery time and response to a dog attack. It is important to note however that if the person that owns the dog does not have homeowner’s insurance and does not have any assets, there may be no way to collect a compensation. Talking to a lawyer can be helpful in determining whether filing a claim is the best course of action for your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog, don’t hesitate to call our expert dog bite attorneys from the Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi at 877-702-7274 for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.