Animal bites, though rarely fatal, are serious and require immediate medical attention. Bite victims are at risk for infections, diseases, and other serious medial problems. The CDC states that every year, more than 4.7 million dog bite incidents occur in the U.S., many of which are in rural areas. KC Road Lawyers’ very own Chris Benjamin is here to help you seek compensation if you have been impacted by an animal bite or other form of animal attack.
Animal Bite Injuries
Now, people keep many types of pet, ranging from the usual like cats and dogs to the exotic like reptiles and birds. While dogs are the usual cause, other animals pose risks as well. Animal bites cause abrasions, scratches, puncture wounds, muscle and nerve damage, scarring, loss of function, disease, loss of limbs, and even fatalities. In addition, bite victims may suffer psychological trauma along with their physical injuries. Sometimes such psychological trauma can result in phobias or anxiety.
Animal Bite Liability
Most areas have regulations regarding how pets should be controlled. Pet owners may be held responsible for the damages caused by a pet that is out of control. If owners violate leash / muzzle laws, leave their pets unsecured or unsupervised, or fail to properly control a dangerous animal, thus resulting in injury or death, the owner may be liable for any damages caused by that animal.
Animal Bite Compensation
If you have been the victim of an animal bite, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, punitive damages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, or wrongful death. In some cases, you may be compensated for home depreciation or necessary defensive measures, such as fences. Every state has differing laws regarding compensation and liability; make sure you have expert legal counsel on your side.
KC Road Lawyers will help you seek compensation for any property damage, mental anguish, injuries or wrongful death. Contact KC Road Lawyers, by calling 816-425-2420 or by navigating to our contact page, for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. We will work with you and your family to recover the compensation that you deserve.