Can I be compensated for emotional distress after a Morgantown dog bite?

Miley Legal Group

A dog bite can result in not only bodily injuries but oftentimes in emotional harm. You could be entitled to compensation for your emotional distress, along with the physical injuries you have suffered. Contact a Morgantown injury lawyer to discuss your case.

The trauma of being attacked or bitten by a dog can impact a victim long-term. Not only could you be entitled to damages that address your physical injuries but there may be compensation available for the emotional harm suffered as well.

Some of the types of emotional distress that may be experienced after a dog bite:

  • flashbacks;
  • nightmares;
  • depression;
  • insomnia;
  • anxiety;
  • constant fear;
  • inability to enjoy normal activities;
  • changes in behavior; and
  • post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some of these psychological injuries can last months or even longer. They may require medication or counseling. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional trauma after a dog bite but you may be facing additional medical expenses because of it.

Contacting a Morgantown Injury Lawyer

To learn more about the types of compensation that may be available, you should seek legal counsel. In addition to addressing your emotional injuries, a personal injury claim may also address your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Contact a Morgantown injury lawyer at The Miley Legal Group to learn what options may be available. Our law firm serves residents in Clarksburg and surrounding counties. Call us today for a free consultation – 304-326-1800.