If you are a dog walker through the Wag! Company, it is possible that you might have suffered a dog bite. Dog bites can range in severity but can typically be serious injuries. In some of the most serious cases, the dog bite can become infected; the dog that bit could even be rabid, resulting in further complications. In general, dog owners are responsible for any dog bites that may occur during walks while you are dog sitting or dog walking.
Understanding the Harm Resulting from Dog Bites
Dog bites can be complex injuries. Depending on where the bite occurs, the damage can be extensive. Dog bites can occur anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, head, arms, legs, feet, and trunk of the body, for instance. If the wound is deep, it may affect the tendons, ligaments, and nerves, for instance. More often than note, dog bite wounds may need sutures. In some cases, these injuries might also result in permanent nerve damage, which could result in loss of feeling, loss of function, and even chronic pain.
A dog bite always comes with the risk of infection because of the different bacteria that can be found in a dog’s mouth. Some of the bacterial organisms that can be found in dog mouths, and in dog bite wounds, can include the following: Pasteurella, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Neisseria, Corynebacterium, Moraxella, Enterococcus, Bacillus, Fusobacterium, Porphyromonas, Peptostreptococcus, Bacteroides, Propionibacterium, and Prevotella, for instance. These bacteria can lead to infections which can prevent the healing of the wound. In the most severe cases, the tissue affected by the bacteria will need to be removed (and an amputation may be necessary).
Without a doubt, dog bites can have devastating consequences. If you suffered a dog bite, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible, as you could have the right to sue.
Injuries from Falls Caused by Dogs Aggressively Pulling Dog Walkers
Some dogs that are unmanageable or poorly trained (or both) can pull while on-leash during walks. The pulling may cause dog walkers to fall and sustain injuries. These types of incidents are most common with large (and strong) dogs that have not been properly trained by owners, resulting in the dog essentially walking the human, pulling ahead. On the contrary, a well-trained dog will walk alongside the human.
If a dog walker is pulled by a dog on a leash and falls or is dragged around, they may sustain injuries which can include scrapes, bruises, fractures, knee injuries, dislocations, back injuries, head injuries, and more. If you sustained injuries due to a fall caused by a dog pulling during a walk, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about your legal options, we recommend that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Can I Access Work Injury Benefits for My Injuries?
Since the incident occurred while you were working for Wag!, you may have access to certain benefits. If you are unsure of whether you could recover benefits for your dog bite injury or dog pulling fall, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to ensure that you can access all the information that you need to better understand the legal options available to you.
What are My Rights if I was Bitten by a Dog Working with the Wag! Company?
If you are bitten by a dog that you were dog sitting or walking through Wag!, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the company for your injuries. Depending on the situation, you may also be eligible to receive monetary compensation, which can include compensation for medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal costs, for example. For more information about your rights, contact us today. Our dog-related injury lawyers are ready to help you.
Can I Sue Wag if I was Injured as a Dog Walker?
Yes, you can sue the company if you were injured while you were simply doing your job as a dog walker. You could file a lawsuit against the Wag company for your injuries and any resulting damages.
How Much Do These Cases Typically Settle For?
As briefly mentioned above, you could be eligible to recover compensation for medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees if you pursue a lawsuit and win. When it comes to determining a specific value of your claim, it is important to understand that every case is different and that it is the very specific case-details (like the severity of the injury, total amount of medical costs, total amount of lost income, etc.) that ultimately determine the value of a claim. In general, however, these types of cases can settle between $40,000 and $70,000, with some cases reaching higher values.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you are looking for a lawsuit lawyer that can help you with your injury lawsuit against Wag, contact us today. Our lawyers are not afraid to take on any company to fight for the rights of our clients and get them the settlement that they are owed. Do you feel like the odds are against you? Our lawyers are committed to going above it all to protect the rights of our clients and ensure that they get justice.
To ensure that everyone looking for legal help has access to our legal services, we offer free consultations and free second opinions. These ensure that you and many others in similar circumstances can speak with our lawyers and access all the information necessary to begin or continue their claims. Our team can help you even if you are looking to switch representation.
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If you are ready to speak with a lawyer with experience in dog bite injury claims against Wag, contact us today.