For as long as I can remember, the legal field has always fascinated me. While my friends watched sitcoms and cartoons, I chose to watch courtroom dramas and real life trials unfold. There was never really any question as to what I wanted to be when I got older. The only profession for me was that of a trial lawyer. Unfortunately, a serious car accident several years ago changed all that. Now, my injuries prevent me from leaving my home most days. However, my love for the law has never went away. While I may not be able to realize my dreams of becoming a trail lawyer, I still wish to help people with their legal problems. That is why I decided to start this blog. It is my hope that the information contained in these pages will help other accident victims like me when filing their personal injury claims.
If you have been bit and injured by a dog, the dog's owner may have to compensate you for your medical expenses related to the dog bite. Most people do not realize what types of medical expenses can be incurred due to a dog bite. Here are three common medical expenses that you may sustain as a result of a dog biting you that you may be compensated for if you file a dog bite personal injury claim.
Treatment for Injuries Caused From the Dog Bite Itself
When a dog bites you, you can sustain a number of injuries. A dog can bite you deep enough to require stitches or to damage tendons, soft tissue, or muscle. You can also sustain injury when you are trying to get away from a biting dog. You can trip and fall, breaking a bone or causing strains or sprains in your body. All of the treatments that are prescribed for the injuries you sustained during the attack, including stitches, x-rays, MRIs, prescription medications, and physical therapy are compensable if you file a dog bite claim and the dog's owner is found liable for your injuries.
Rabies Immune Globulin Injections
Another common medical expense that you may sustain as the result of a dog bite is the rabies immune globulin injections. This is a series of four shots that is given if a dog is not up-to-date on their rabies shots, if the owner cannot produce proof that the dog is vaccinated, and/or if the owner is not known. A dog owner is responsible for reimbursing you for these shots if you need them for any one of these three reasons.
Treatment for Psychological Problems
The final expense that you may be compensated for as the result of a dog bite is psychological treatments. Following a dog bite case, you may find yourself experiencing anxiety around dogs or suffering from nightmares. If you sustain psychological problems as the result of a dog bite, the owner of the dog may be responsible for your treatment.
Dog bite cases are not always an open and shut type of case. Tracking down the dog owner is not always simple, and a dog owner may raise possible defenses that can minimize their legal exposure due to a dog bite accident. If you have sustained medical expenses as a result of a dog bite, it is always wise to hire a dog bite attorney. Contact your preferred dog bite lawyer today to schedule a consultation and learn how they can help you or click here to read more.Share
29 July 2019