A dog bite can be a terrifying experience for anyone. The owner of the animal may be liable for damages. The victim may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, plus other damages and losses. The extent of the damages cover any future effects the incident may cause. Be sure to allow a legal professional to take over your case. A top accident attorney Las Vegas can make all the difference in the outcome.
It is estimated that in the United States approximately more than 800,000 people experience a dog bite each year that requires medical attention. The owner or their insurance company may have to pay for damages suffered by the victim. The damages may include:
1. Medical expenses after the incident and in the future.
Common medical costs may include emergency care, hospital bills, physical therapy, medication, psychological treatment, bills from specialists, and others.
2. Loss of income or other opportunities.
When a person has to miss work because of the injury and the recovery process, it results in lost opportunities and income. The injury may also cause a disability that will signify a lower earning potential and future income.
3. Pain and suffering.
Damages include both physical and emotional. The person may be left with anxiety and fear of dogs which can disturb their normal life. It is hard to put a dollar amount on this category, but it should be calculated into the amount of compensation the victim deserves. Bryan Boyack is a top in NV LV auto accident lawyer and will calculate the correct monetary compensation for your claim.
4. Damage to property, such as clothing or eyeglasses.
Any damage must be taken into consideration even if it is small. The owner of the dog may have to take full responsibility for all the losses related to the incident.
5. Any punitive damages in the case the owner conducted him/herself in an outrageous way.
If the owner did something reckless such as letting an aggressive dog loose, he/she may have to pay an additional amount on top of the damages calculated for the victim. This is meant to warn the owner with a strong message, a sort of “punishment” to hopefully prevent it from happening again.
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