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Medical expenses stemming from Rhode Island animal bites

Medical expenses can pile up quickly, even if you have health insurance. A common cause of out-of-pocket medical expenses is an animal bite. All types of animals can attack and cause humans plenty of pain and suffering. Today, we will discuss the medical expenses that stem from Rhode Island animal bites.

An animal bite can be very minor to the point where the victim barely feels the bite and the skin is not broken. They can also be severe, to the point where the victim has to be taken to the emergency room or go under the knife for surgery. The most severe animal bites can lead to infection, loss of limbs, blood loss and even death.

Medical expenses can rack up quickly from an animal bite, to the point where the victim truly does not know how he or she will pay the bills. When medical bills go unpaid for a certain period, they are then sent to a collection agency. Victims of animal bites should not have to deal with bill collectors while trying to recover from such an emotional and frightening attack.

Medical expenses that stem from animal bites include the following:

-- Ambulance transportation

-- Emergency room visits

-- Surgery bills

-- Anesthesia bills

-- Bills for tests (CT scans, x-rays, blood tests and more)

-- Rehabilitation

-- Bills for medical equipment (wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, oxygen tanks and more)

-- Bills for follow up appointments after the animal bite

These medical expenses can be paid for via the following:

-- Homeowner's insurance

-- Health insurance of the victim

-- Renter's insurance

-- Comprehensive liability coverage

-- The owner of the animal

-- Automotive insurance if the attack occurred in conjunction with a motor vehicle

If your medical expenses have become too high to pay, consider speaking with an attorney about the legal options available to you.

Visit our site today to learn more about animal bites, the medical expenses that can follow and how to receive compensation following such an incident in Providence, Rhode Island.

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