Were you recently harmed by an animal?
Was this animal owned by another person or an organization?
If so, there's a good chance you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. If a person's dog, cat or other animal ruins your property or bites you, or someone you know, contact a personal injury lawyer who covers animal attacks.
How can you tell if you are eligible for compensation? What forms of damage get you financial compensation?
Infections come in many different forms. Dogs and other animals may carry diseases such as rabies. If you go to a doctor and realize you have an infection there is a good chance you can receive compensation for your infection.
Improperly treated wounds are also eligible for compensation. Although it might seem like the person with the improperly treated wound is to blame, the wound never would have happened if it weren't for the animal bite. Talk to your lawyer about your case, and make an outline of all the medical expenses you incur because of the injury.
Many people pass off animal bites or scratches as nothing to worry about, but eventually they realize that they have a permanent scar. Scarring takes treatment and it forces the person to live with the scar for the rest of their life. You have a great case if a scar appears from a previous animal attack.
If one of your friends or family members die from an animal attack you should call a lawyer immediately. People often forget about taking legal action because they are in the middle of the grieving process, but animal lawyers are there to make sure the animal owner doesn't get away with a crime. Help prevent future animal attacks by identifying the people who are responsible for the animal attack.
Emotional damage is another possible permanent result of an animal attack. If you have to go to see a counselor or therapist because of an animal attack make sure you get the owner to pay for those sessions. Talk to your lawyer and try to get all your medical bills paid for. If you are constantly afraid of dogs, or other animals, after an attack you may also be eligible for financial compensation.
Thousands of people get attacked by animals every year. It may not be the animal's fault, but the owner of the animal is required to keep it from hurting other people. If you believe someone has been negligent in the ownership of their animal, contact a lawyer today.
Let us know in the comments if you have been recently injured by an animal. Do you have any experience working with animal attack lawyers? Share any questions you may have.