Visitor Question

What’s Normal Dog Attack Compensation?

Submitted By: Annie (Washington)

I am a delivery person and was attacked by a dog that broke their invisible fence. When I was backing away from him I ended up tripping on a trailer hitch that was on the car behind me, tearing my ACL in half.

I missed nine months of work and they expect that I will need a knee replacement. The owner of the dog has admitted fault.

I do a have an attorney right now but the settlement is not even covering my lost wages. And trust me it is not close to what my attorney asked for in the beginning.

I would like to know what is the usual pain and suffering damages for a case like this? If I need a knee replacement later can I have that in the paperwork – to make sure that my knee is covered at a later date?

Thanks for any info you can give.

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Answer

Dear Annie,

Annie:

Without being able to read the medical narratives, including your initial diagnosis and prognosis, it would be very difficult to give you an estimate of the settlement amount. It would also be inappropriate for us to comment on an ongoing case while one of our readers is presently represented by counsel.

We would though strongly recommend you make an appointment with your attorney so you can be better apprised of your options.

Best of luck,

Law Guy

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: May 20, 2011

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