The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that there are about 4.5 million dog bites in America every year. Those are just the figures for reported dog bites. The actual number of dog bites may be higher. Many people do not report dog bites because they do not think they can get compensation.
The Clark Law Office discusses how much your dog bite case may be worth.
In order to get the most money for your case, you need to keep careful documentation of your injuries. Be sure to get medical help before contacting any lawyers specializing in dog attack cases. When you are feeling better, be sure to get copies of your medical reports.
If you were forced to miss work because of your injures, then you might be able to get those lost wages back. Keep a record of your pay stubs, PayPal deposits, or any other way you would have been paid for the year in order to determine the average income you would have made had you not been injured.
Some states like Michigan also award dog bite victims an amount based on their pain and suffering. If your injuries were long lasting or permanent, then you will be awarded a payment because you will be suffering for a long time, or for the rest of your life.