Dog Bite Injury

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Dog Bite Claims

Dogs bring so much happiness to families, but it also comes with a lot of liability. Owning a pet is a big responsibility. Dog owners are responsible for their pets and the safety of other people around them. No matter which dog you have, it can bite no matter what. But of course, under certain circumstances such as protecting his food, territory, owner’s safety, etc.

According to a survey, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in America. Almost 800,000 people seek medical help after the dog bite. The fragmenting part is that half of those bitten by dogs are children, which ate the highest among children of 5 to 9 years old. The injuries among children tend to be more severe and can cause lifelong complications. It can also leave them traumatic for life, and they will fear animals for the rest of their lives.

Dogs are a great companion of children, and if they encounter a bad experience, they can be broken down emotionally and require regular counseling sessions. Fina law office makes sure your children are well covered and get full expenses for the pain they have gone through. Call us 24/7, and we are always ready to help.

Almost 1 in 5 people who are bitten by dogs need medical care. Every dog can bite. Even the friendliest and loving dog can bite if provoked. Remember, it is not the dog’s breed that can bite but the history of the dog’s aggressive behavior.

If you are also the one who has suffered a dog bite, the Final law office in Downers Grove, IL, is also open to helping you file a claim for your pain and misery. Contact us through call or fill a form online to have a free consultation with our dog bites claim lawyer. We like to help you and understand what you are going through.

What Is Considered A Dog Bite?

Firstly, it is essential to understand what exactly is considered a dog bite. To file a claim, you must know if you are eligible for compensation or not? According to a veterinarian Dr. Ian Dunbar, we have broken down the dog bites into the following levels to understand the severity:

  • Level 1: The dog is aggressive, but he did not touch his teeth with human skin
  • Level 2: The dog touched the human skin but did not bite it
  • Level 3: The dog has bitten and made one to four wounds in human skin, and they are as more profound as the half-length of the dog’s teeth.
  • Level 4: The dog has bitten and made one to four wounds into human skin, and at least one of them is more profound than the half-length of his teeth.
  • Level 5: The dog has bitten and made two levels of four bites.
  • Level 6: The victim died from a dog’s bite
It is imperative to know the level of dog bite so that you can get treatment accordingly. Over 99% of dog bites fall under grades 1 and 2 and usually solved with proper training. For level 3 and higher, rigorous practice is recommended to avoid any future incidents. In some such cases, dogs are killed voluntarily by the owners to prevent any future issues.

Things To Keep In Mind After A Dog Bites You?

Below are a few must-have actions once you have a dog bite such as:

  • Call 911 to get immediate medical help to avoid any complications. Dog bites are often infectious, so you must get medical help as quickly as possible.
  • The next thing you can do is find the dog’s owner if you can. Get his name, address, or contact details if possible. It will be helpful for the legal team to file a claim.
  • Take photos of the dog and of the location where this incident happened. You can use anything, such as your cellphone to take pictures. We also recommend taking pictures of your injuries, so the real situation is easy to use in your favor in the court of law.

Call the Fina law office and seek legal help. We are available to offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your case. The dog bites attorneys at Fina law office have experience in handling such cases. They will investigate and prepare your case to file for compensation to pay the medical bills and the lost wages.

Compensation Of A Dog Bite Claim

If a dog attacks you or your loved ones, you wonder what type of compensation you will get. Dog bites are indeed a traumatic experience, and you need to get physical and emotional support. You can file for a claim to get help with:

  • Medical expenses, including all types of surgeries, fall under the dog bite’s licenses. The owner of the dog should and will pay you for all kinds of medical processes.
  • If you want to rehabilitate, you can get paid for it too. It can be both for the present and for the future.
  • If you are traumatized by the dog bites, you can compensate for the emotional and physiological treatments.
  • If you have got scars due to a dog bite or facing disfigurement, you can claim for it as well. In case you have lost a limb because of it, you can seek compensation for prosthetic limbs as well.

You can also claim for the lost wages because of the inability to work. And last
but not least, the pain and suffering you have endured due to a dog bite is top of everything. You are eligible to be compensated for it as well.

After you have gotten an injury, never accept less than what you deserve. We are available to help you anytime you need it. Our job is to cater to our clients whenever they need us.

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