Type of Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries and how much can a person sue for whose been bitten?
State personal injury laws and state dog bite laws give accident victims-including those who have suffered dog bite injuries-the right to collect damages, or compensation, for injuries that are someone else’s fault.
Damages are designed to compensate you for:
• Past, present, and future medical bills for treatment related to your dog bite injuries
• The repair or replacement of any property (such as glasses or clothing) that was damaged or destroyed when you were bitten
• Lost wages for time off from work (including time spent going to doctor’s appointments and physical therapy)
• The cost of hiring someone to do household chores that you’re unable to do because of your injury
• Permanent disability and disfigurement stemming from the dog bite
• Emotional distress stemming from the dog bite
• Any other costs you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries
There are two ways in which you can collect this compensation: in an out-of-court settlement or in a court judgment.