Depending upon the circumstances, some or all of the following may be awarded and/or recovered in a dog bite injury case.
Possible damages in a dog bite case:
- Past and future medical care, rehabilitative care, and related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damage
- Past and future income lost because of the accident, as well as employment retraining if necessary
- Permanent physical disability, disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of family, social and educational experiences
- Emotional damages such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships, loss of consortium and emotional bystander distress
- Wrongful death
- Damaged property
You will be awarded “damages,” or compensation, which is money, intended to restore you to the position you were in before your injury. The money is not considered income (excluding monies paid for loss of income) and is not taxable as income by the Federal or State governments.