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The Costs Associated with Dog Bite Injuries

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Dog bite incidents can result in substantial injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses. Victims of New York dog attacks can find themselves facing a number of medical expenses that their insurance companies may not necessarily cover. That is why it is crucial for all dog attack victims to seek the counsel of a skilled New York personal injury lawyer who will fight hard to get them the compensation they need and rightfully deserve.

The first bill dog bite victims will likely get is the cost of transportation by ambulance and emergency room fees. Dog bite victims need prompt diagnoses and treatment of their injuries. While some dog bite injuries simply need to be cleaned and protected, others require stitches or even surgery. It is not unusual for victims to be hit with substantial medical expenses from the visit because of the many different tests and treatments they will require.

Dog bite victims may also need prescription drugs as they heal, rabies treatment and repeat visits to the hospital to ensure that the wounds are healing properly. Victims of the most severe lacerations and bites may require plastic surgery to help lessen the scars they have suffered. Unfortunately, insurance companies often question the necessity of this type of treatment. Cosmetic surgery, which is much-needed in many cases to diminish the appearance of scars and bite marks, may not be covered by medical insurance because it may not be considered a “necessary” or “life-saving” treatment. Victims may incur additional expenses if the wounds become infected or other complications arise from surgery.

The experienced New York personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm help dog bite victims get fair and full compensation for all their losses. Our law firm recovered $750,000 for a girl who was bitten by a dog, which was the most money recovered in New York State in 2010 for a dog bite. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York dog attack, please call 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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