Victims of dog bite injuries can suffer a wide range of damages and harm as a result. It is helpful for victims to know that there are legal protections that may be able to help them with what they have suffered and the different types of dog bite damages they have suffered.
Scarring and disfigurement
Victims of dog bites may suffer scarring and disfigurement that my last a lifetime. They may suffer damages including the costs associated with surgeries for their injuries or the pain and suffering associated with scarring and disfigurement. For that reason, damages for scarring and disfigurement may be available.
Victims of dog attacks may suffer disabling injuries that prevent them from being able to work or engage in other activities. For that reason, damages for permanent disability may be available.
Medical expenses and future medical expenses
Victims of dog bites may suffer extensive injuries that require extensive medical care and treatment. They may also require ongoing medical care and treatment. For that reason, damages for medical expenses and future medical care and treatment may be available.
Lost wages and lost earning capacity
Victims of dog attacks may be unable to work because of the injuries, harm and damages they suffered. In addition, they may be unable to return to work as they once did because of the harm they suffered. For that reason, damages for lost wages and lost earning capacity may be available.
Pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life
There can be an emotional toll associated with being unexpectedly injured in a dog bite attack and with the aftermath that follows. For that reason, damages for pain and suffering may be available to victims.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their damages ranging from physical and financial to emotional damages. Victims who have been injured in a dog attack should be aware of how legal resources may be able to help them as they try to recover.