Injured in a Dog Bite Attack?
If someone is attacked by a dog, the dog may transfer the rabies disease which requires medical attention. The dog’s sharp teeth may also puncture vital organs, amputate limbs, severe scarring, injuries to the face, cause a serious accident and possibly wrongful death or an accidental death. The person who suffered the dog bite may also be suffering from emotional distress in additional to the observable physical injuries.
A child attacked may require plastic surgery to handle the physical scars especially from dog bites to the child’s face. When dangerous dog breeds attack one’s face, it generally results in a larger recovery of monetary compensation because of the required surgeries that will be required. Facial dog bites may also sever important nerves which will prevent that person from expressing emotion for which they should be compensated. It is up to your lawyer to determine the value which should be associated with your particular injuries for which they can then present to the dog owner’s insurance company.
Compensation for your dog bite injuries depends on the particular circumstances of the attack . Some of the relevant factors in determining the value of a dog attack case include whether the dog owner knew the dog would attack or if it previously bit or attacked someone. It is a attorney with experience handling dog bite injuries to seek the largest compensation possible given your particular facts with a heavy focus on your injuries and sensitivity to your recovery.
Generally, your recovery for compensation will come from the homeowner’s insurance, but the owner will be held responsible for the dog attack. The owner and his insurance company’ may still be responsible to pay you for your injuries even if the dog attack occurred on property other than at the dog owner’s home or on his property. The Mark Law Firm’s team of experienced trial attorneys will seek compensation from the dog’s owner.