Dogs are known as man’s best friend and are now undoubtedly the most popular pets in the country. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are nearly 77 million dogs as pets in the United States alone. Dogs throughout Scottsdale and Arizona are seen by many not as pets, but as extended members of their family. However, without proper training, sometimes dogs can go awry and pose a threat to their family, strangers, and members of the general public.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 4.5 million dog bites take place in America every year, with 20% of those bites getting infected. The actual bite injury is just the beginning of the onset of medical issues. These events can be traumatic, rendering the bitten person fearful of these creatures for the rest of their lives. To make matters worse, these bites can be infected very easily, and it’s not uncommon for them to cause permanent damage. The injuries and losses that accompany a dog bite can oftentimes entitle you to compensation. If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite, an experienced personal injury attorney at Enara Law can help get you compensated for unforeseen pain and suffering.
COMPENSATION FOR DOG
BITE INJURIES IN ARIZONA
While the pain and suffering resulting from dog bites can be severe, the cost of medical bills does not always tell the full story. When involved in a dog bite case you can potentially receive compensation for each of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Damages to property
- Wage losses
And while these are just some of the most commonly recovered damages, there are potentially many more depending on the details of the case. If a dog has bitten you, contact the personal injury lawyers at Enara Law to understand the compensation you may be entitled to.
MEDICAL EXPENSES RELATED
TO DOG BITES
The most common expenses that arise from dog bites are medical and treatment costs. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, dog-bite related hospital visits cost an average of $18,200, which is substantially higher than the average injury-related visit. Of course with the right personal injury lawyer, you can receive compensation for much of these fees including:
- EMT Costs
- Ambulance Costs
- Emergency Room Costs
- Surgery Costs
- Antibiotic and Medicine Costs
- Injury Cleaning
- Needed shots as a result of the bite
The severity of the injury will impact the amount of money you receive, meaning a more severe bite will entitle you to a larger amount of compensation. Some signs that a dog bite injury is more severe than usual include:
- The injury getting infected
- The injury includes nerve damage
- The injury has permanent effects and/or requires reconstruction surgery
- The injury requires an amputation
It is also important that you get paid for expenses that will come in the future. These bites can cause injuries that hold long-term effects. Some future expenses that we can help you receive include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Home modifications that are needed as a result of the injury
- Future costs of medical devices that were implemented as a result of the injury
DOG BITE RELATED PAIN
Pain and suffering do not just refer to the actual physical pain caused by a dog bite, but the emotional consequences, as well. These events can be scarring both physically and mentally. Some of the physical pain that you can receive money for include:
- Pain directly caused by the bite
- Pain suffered during medical treatment
- Pain during recovery
- Pain caused by long-term disabilities
As for emotional pain, you can receive compensation for:
- Trauma caused by the attack
- Fear of requiring emergency medical services
- Not being able to engage in activities you used to enjoy
- Emotional toll of living with a medical condition, especially a severe or debilitating one
Finally, lost wages can also be awarded for dog bites. Dog bites can not only cause you to miss days of work due to the injury and treatment, but they can also affect your long-term ability to work. If a dog bite causes you to miss any amount of work and/or negatively affects your long-term working ability, you may be entitled to recover compensation for such unfortunate consequences.
HOW MUCH DOES A DOG BITE
LAWYER IN PHOENIX, AZ COST?
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We are transparent with our fees, which we charge on a contingency basis- with no hidden fees. That means you don't pay if we don't win.
- We offer a free and confidential case consultation.
- We advance all costs associated with the cases we handle.
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The aggressive personal injury attorneys at Enara Law are ready to help you obtain compensation if you have unexpectedly been injured as the victim of a dog bite.