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Nerve Damage From Dog Bite – Lawsuit Information

Every year, hundreds of thousands of individuals suffer dog bites and animal attacks in the United States. One of the most common, and in many cases, overlooked, injuries to befall victims of dog bites is nerve damage. Nerve injures during dog bites and attacks can be caused by deep lacerations, puncture wounds, contusions, and compression of the tissue. Specific symptoms of nerve damage include the following:

  • General sensation of burning and tingling.
  • Sensitivity or Numbness
  • Inability to feel body party
  • Formication – feeling of insects crawling down the skin
  • Inflammation of the skin

In many cases, nerve injuries last for years following a dog bite. Victims have the right to seek recovery following a dog bite incident for all damages sustained.  In order to properly diagnose nerve damage, a patient will have to undergo a myriad of tests, which can include MRI, CT scans, and MRI neurography. An expert attorney who has experience dog bite cases can help you determine the best way forward to get tested and take legal action.

Monetary Recovery for Victims – Value of a Nerve Injury Case

Perhaps the most common question asked by our clients regards how much their case is going to settle for. Every case is unique and comprises different factors which can play a significant role in determining its overall value. Some of the most significant factors in determining the overall value of a dog bite case include the following…

  • The overall magnitude and severity of the physical damage sustained by the injured party.
  • Current medical expenditures on treating such injuries and requirement for future medical and rehabilitation care.
  • Level of pain and suffering – emotional trauma and mental distress due to trauma and injuries suffered.
  • Economic damage – the number of days lost at work and future loss of income.

An attorney with expertise in dog bite injury lawsuits can see to it that you earn the maximum compensation for your injuries. If punitive damages are on the table, only a skilled negotiator can win them due to how excessive they are considered to be.

Cost of Legal Representation

Many individuals who have suffered harm due to an injury are apprehensive about seeking consultation with an accomplished attorney because of the potential for high legal costs. That is why our law firm has established two guarantees in order to help victim attain full and just compensation for their damages.

  • Free Legal Consultation: Any and all legal consultations regarding your case is handled by one of our qualified attorneys with experience in dog bite cases. Our consultations entail a full and detailed case review where we determine and recommend the proper legal court of action, and they are totally free of charge.
  • No Win Zero Fee Guarantee: All personal injury cases we take on are handled by our firm on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no legal costs or expenses incurred by our clients unless and until their cases are successfully resolved and compensation provided. Our experienced lawyers work for you and do not take any money out of your pockets.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our top law offices. We are available 24 hours per day seven days a week, including all major holidays. You can be certain that a lawyer experienced in dog bite cases will be present to listen to your call. Contact the top-rated Normandie Law Firm today to speak to an experienced attorney with experience handling dog bite claims.

Further Readings:

Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Cases

Dog Attack and Bite Injuries



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