What types of damages can I recover after a dog bite injury?
The types of damages you may be entitled to following a dog bite will depend on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries. Typical dog bite cases may result in a damage award for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Counseling costs
- Loss of income
- Reimbursement for property damages
Is there a statute of limitations on dog bite claims?
There may be a statute of limitations which restricts the amount of time you have to file a dog bite claim. However, the statutes of limitations vary by state, so it is important to work with a dog bite attorney who is familiar with the laws governing dog bite claims in your state.
What should I do if I have been bitten by a dog?
Try to take photos of the injury immediately after the dog bite occurred if possible, and get the names and numbers of any witnesses. It is also important to seek medical attention immediately. Consult the dog’s owner to find out if the dog has had all necessary shots, including a rabies shot. Once you have tended to your injuries, you should consult an experienced dog bite attorney who can help you build your case.
How can a Jacoby & Meyers lawyer help me recover from a dog bite?
If you or a member of your family has been injured by a dog, you need the legal assistance of Jacoby & Meyers. We have helped many clients recover damages after personal injury cases, and we know the local dog bite laws well. A negligent owner who exposed you to an unsafe animal should be held accountable for what happened. We’ll work hard to get you fair compensation for your painful ordeal.