They are our furry friends and most of the time part of the family. Our pets are important to us and we treat them like family. In fact, we love them so much that in 2017 we as Americans spent over $69 billion dollars in food, care and living for our pets. Having a pet is a responsibility and it is important to care for them and treat them to the best of your ability.
As a government we protect our pets with laws such as animal abuse. Criminal charges can be enforced upon people who are caught maliciously and have an intent to injure their pet. These laws have been placed across the United States, and are there to protect our animals.
However, what happens when someone else deliberately hurts our animal? You may be wondering if there is anything you can do?
The answer is Yes, you are entitled to monetary compensation for someone who harms your animal whether the case being purposeful, or even accidental. Whatever the case may be when it comes to the court room, you are entitled to the full market value of your animal. The market value of your pet could depend on several factors including, the purchase price of your animal, any special abilities it has that obtained you any types of awards/trophies, and the age of your animal if it was healthy.
Most of us love our animals to death and they do become part of our family, unfortunately however there is no compensation for emotional distress caused by the death of a pet. This is hard to tell in most cases seeing how everyone story is different. If your pet is important to you must always keep it safe and out of harm’s way. This can also include keeping it from harming other people. Although it is your pet and you know it better than anyone, the truth of the master is accidents happen and pets do injure and harm other people and children.
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Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.