You got bit by a dog and are now contemplating a personal injury lawsuit. You have come to the right place.
When you are injured by an animal attack of any type, you can and should seek financial compensation for the injuries (often serious and life changing) that animal has caused. Walch Law can help.
Let's start with where the money is coming from in almost every dog bite case-- the pet owner's home insurance. If you know or are pretty positive that there is a policy of some sort in place, that certainly makes the collection aspect of this type of case a whole lot easier. You can, of course sue someone for the actions of their pet without a home insurance policy it is just a matter of whether they actually have the money to pay what they owe you. Ok so back to the question posed in the title of this blog: how much is my dog bite case worth? Here's some factors to consider:
- Extent of your injuries: This may be a question you already know the answer to but how much money have you spent dealing with your injury? Add up all your medical bills past, present and future to get a feel for this portion of the compensation request.
- Scarring and other disfigurement: Some injuries never heal and they can take an emotional and physical toll on a victim for the rest of their life. We work to help you deal with this in your settlement.
- Pain and suffering: This area of a damages request really depends on the circumstances and aftermath of your attack. There is no standard amount when it comes to a pain and suffering damages request in personal injury cases but the worse the encounter, the higher the request
- Lost wages: Similar to paying you back for all your future and past medical bills, you should also not be out of pocket for any time missed from work as a result of the attack.
Have you recently been the victim of an animal attack and wondering if you have a case and what it might be worth? Give Walch Law a call today to set up your obligation-free consultation to answer all your questions and get started on your recovery today. We look forward to hearing from you.