You worked long and hard and now you are able to enjoy your retirement. At least, you were enjoying your retirement before a neighborhood dog bit you. Now your days are filled with pain, doctors’ appointments, and decisions. One of those decisions is whether you should pursue a dog bite injury claim even though you are not losing any income or missing any work because of your injury.

How to Make an Informed Decision

You have the right to make an educated decision about whether or not you want to pursue a dog bite claim. In order to do that, you need to know what the potential advantages are of filing a claim and what the potential consequences are of failing to file a claim.

If you file a dog bite claim then you may be able to recover damages for your:

  • Medical expenses. This includes ongoing treatment and rehabilitation therapies.
  • Scarring or disfigurement.
  • Costs you incurred because of your injury.
  • Other damages.

However, if you fail to file a dog bite claim then you are unlikely to recover for any of these damages.

Your Legal Rights are NOT Dependent on Whether You Work

Your legal rights and the importance of your quality of life are the same regardless of whether you are currently working. While you may not recover for lost income if you were not earning an income and had no plans to earn an income at the time of your dog bite injury, there are still other significant damages that you may be able to recover in a dog bite case.

Your life and the quality of your life are important. To learn more about what you can do to protect yourself, please read our FREE dog bite brochure and please contact us directly via this website to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.