If you are attacked by a dog in Houston and receive a scar, you can receive financial compensation for your scarring. There is no set amount to which you are entitled by law. Instead, the amount that you receive depends on the circumstances of the injury, and the scar that results from that injury. There are a number of factors that help determine a scarring victim’s compensation, including the scar’s location, the pain of the scar, and the age and background of the victim.
Many people look at dog bite injuries and assume they are only physical injuries, but there are normally psychological injuries as well. In many cases, the accident victims may require plastic surgery in order to address scars. They may suffer emotional trauma because of their appearance or develop a fear of animals after the attack. The deeper and more prominent the scar, the more emotional trauma the victim suffers.
If you want to receive damages for your dog bite injuries, you will need to sue the dog’s owner or the dog’s custodian after the attack. Normally, you will need to prove that you were legally allowed to be where you were when you were attacked, that you didn’t provoke the dog, and who the owner of the dog is. Unfortunately, there is a chance that you may receive no compensation – if the dog’s owner does not have any assets or any type of insurance policy that will cover your injuries, there may not be a way to obtain compensation.
If you have been scarred because of a dog bite, you should speak with an attorney. Dog attacks can leave scars that can hurt the victim’s ability to socialize. Fixing the scars normally requires extensive plastic surgery. Call the Houston dog bite attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.