Average Dog Bite Settlement Amounts
Nearly everyone involved in ongoing Massachusetts personal injury cases want to know what their case is worth. Our clients who have the misfortune of being bit or attacked by a dog want to know what the dog owner’s insurance company will be offering to settle their case.
Dog bite settlement amounts depend on a variety of factors. No two cases are alike so each case value must be determined on a case by case basis.
Dog bite cases are homeowners insurance claims filed against the owner of the dog that bit you. According to InsuranceJournal.com, the average dog bite settlement payout amount is around $28,000.
Settlement amounts depend on a variety of factors, including:
- Amount of medical bills
- Amount of lost wages
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
Keep in mind not every dog owner has insurance. If there is neither homeowners or renters insurance in place, you will have to look to the dog owner to personally pay you a settlement. If the dog owner does not have insurance, or money to pay, settling a case can prove to be very difficult.
Massachusetts Dog Bite Lawyer
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, understand what your legal rights is important. Call us today for your free consultations. The Law Office of Christopher Earley stands ready to help you. We are Massachusetts dog bite lawyers with a track record of success.