Dog bite settlement situations can vary drastically, depending on the circumstances and situation of each individual case.
In a recently settled case in New Jersey, the victim of the dog bite received a $1.75 million dollar payout. In this case, the victim was a home health care worker providing physical therapy for a relative of the homeowners.
Without any apparent warning, the associate’s small dog suddenly bit the therapist on the hand, causing 3 thorough puncture wounds to his index finger. While this may not seem like much, the injuries were indeed very serious. There were complications which resulted in meaningful pain, swelling, and surgeries. There was a decreased range of motion, in addition. Some of the injury involved a long-lasting spinal cord stimulator.
A lawsuit was filed in this case, and a settlement was reached by the mediation course of action. As the victim was found to be on the character legally, the dog’s owners were found to be legally liable for the injuries consistent.
While every case is different, this is an extreme case, as they were meaningful injuries which affected the victim’s ability to work. If you have been involved in a dog bite attack, you will first off need to seek proper medical treatment and evaluation closest. already if the bite does not seem to be very serious, it is extremely important to have the wounds professionally treated. In this case, there were only 3 small puncture wounds, there was nothing closest appearing that the wounds were as serious as they turned out to be.
You may be entitled to receive a settlement which would include monetary compensation for your pain and experiencing, all medical expenses you have already incurred, funds to cover any future expected medical care, and lost wages due to the inability to work due to your injuries. Future medical expenses may include reconstruction or plastic surgery, physical therapy, and psychological counseling for emotional trauma.
Some situations are much smaller financially, but nevertheless have meaningful costs involved which you should not be responsible for paying. Your lost wages should be restored to you in addition. If you were in no way negligent, or were legally on the character of the dog’s owner, you are entitled to receive proper remuneration for your injuries.
If you or a loved one have experienced injury by being bitten by a dog, you need to consult with an experienced and proven successful personal injury attorney experienced in dog bites.