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Compensation For a Dog Bite
If a dog bit you or a friend or family member, you should not have to be responsible for the unanticipated medical costs. Be aware that a dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy will cover most claims related to a dog bite injury.
If you have suffered a more minor wound, you may be wondering if it is worth pursuing a dog bite injury claim at all. It’s important to realize that just because a wound looks minor does not necessarily mean it will heal quickly and easily. Even a very small bite can get infected, which will make the wound more painful and increase the medical costs associated with the injury.
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Dog bites should not be taken lightly. An attack by a dog can result in physical and emotional scarring, trauma and disfigurement. Often, these injuries will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Each year, dogs bite millions of people nationwide. Many of these people require emergency medical treatment, statistics show. Tens of thousands of people undergo reconstruction surgery as a result of their injuries.
Children are at especially at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children are more likely to receive medical attention for dog bite injuries than adults.
In some states, owners are only liable for dog bites if they knew the dog was dangerous but did not take steps to prevent the animal from harming people. In California, dog owners are expected to take reasonable measures to control their pets at all times. If they fail in this duty, they can be held liable. Do not let a dog owner’s claim that their dog is usually good and gentle stop you from pursuing the compensation you deserve.
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