Dog bites are common. Each year, around 850,000 dog bite victims receive medical treatment, with over 350,000 of them going to emergency rooms. Most people, however, don't know how much the typical dog bite victim receives from a settlement. If you're bitten by a dog, here's a look at how much you might receive for your injuries and suffering. Exact payouts vary from case to case, but your case could look something like this.
- If you and your partner or spouse live in a state that had once made same-sex marriage illegal, you may still be adjusting to your expanded civil rights. In addition to being able to legally marry your same-sex partner and serve as his or her proxy in major healthcare decisions, you may also now have an expanded cause of action when your spouse or partner is injured (or even killed) in a car crash or other accident.
- If you have ever been driving down a divided highway, or a one way street and suddenly had a vehicle approach you going in the opposite direction, this can be a scary thing. Not only can these types of accidents be frightening, but if you do not have time enough to get out of the way, they can lead to devastating injuries and even death. If you, or someone you know has been involved in this type of accident, you may need to file a lawsuit.
- The trend of giving birth in a non-hospital setting has been on the rise in the United States, with 1.36% of babies being born outside of a hospital setting in 2012. While some of these births are completed at home, most of them are completed in dedicated birth centers. Birth centers, separate from hospitals, have seen a rise in popularity since recent legislation has made them more economical and more emphasis has been been placed on the experience of the mother during pregnancy and birth.
- No one ever expects to suddenly sustain an injury while at the workplace. If you suddenly find yourself lying on the ground after a fall that you didn't see coming, chances are you might have slipped on something that was in your path. The first course of action after an injury occurs at work is of course to seek medical attention if needed. That said, if your slip and fall was the result of someone else leaving something where it did not belong, you may have a potential legal case on your hands.