Dog bites can cause extensive damages for injured victims. A variety of different types of damages may be able to help compensate victims for their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a dog attack.
Dog attacks can be vicious and leave injured victims with serious injuries. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help them with the harm suffered in a dog attack.
Medical expenses can include compensation for medical bills for medical treatment and care associated with the injury. It can also include compensation for future medical care costs in some situations if needed.
Lost wages damages can include compensation for lost earnings if the victim’s injuries leave them unable to work but can also include compensation for lost-earning capacity if the earning capacity of the victim is diminished by the injuries they suffered. Damages for disability may also be available.
Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering damages are intended to help with the mental anguish oftentimes associated with the violence of a dog attack. Pain and suffering damages may also be able to help with scarring and disfigurement as well.
Other types of damages, such as damages for loss of enjoyment of life, may also be available depending on the circumstances. What types of damages are available depends on what the victim has suffered. A dog bite can cause injuries, scarring, trauma and suffering which is why victims should be familiar with the legal protections available to dog bite victims.