Dog bites can be extremely harmful. It’s especially dangerous for children who often suffer the most as they’re much more vulnerable to injuries and don’t have the physical ability to defend themselves. Local and state laws require owners to take precautions to ensure their dog doesn’t hurt anyone. Violating these laws may lead to severe injuries. These attacks cause both physical and psychological injuries. Victims may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or fear being around dogs for the rest of their lives. Often times, dog owners can be held strictly liable for their dog’s actions, and you may be able to file an injury claim to recover compensation for your losses. These losses can cost well into the tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the attack.
Victims of dog bites may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
Victims should not be responsible for the losses incurred after a dog bite. We may be able to help you get monetary compensation for your out-of-pocket expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and so on. Dog bites can tear through the skin and damage muscles, tissues, and nerves, resulting in medical bills and long-lasting scaring. We understand that pursuing monetary compensation for dog bites may become complex when the dog owner is a neighbor, friend, or family member. You may be reluctant to take legal action in this type of situation. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, financial compensation is covered by the dog owner’s homeowner or renter’s insurance policy, not their personal finances.
We don’t recommend handling the legal case alone, as you will likely end up with much less compensation than necessary to cover your losses. At Bonnici Law Group, we have the resources, experience, and expertise to investigate the incident fully. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone at (619) 259-5199 or sign up for a free consultation on our website.