Dog bites can be traumatic and frightening. It is impossible to prepare for this type of event, and, in some unfortunate cases, one bite from a dog can lead to physical pain, emotional harm and financial loss. If you suffered from the negative consequences of a dog bite, you do not have to face these circumstances alone.
The expensive aftermath of a dog bite
Estimates suggest that an infection results from as many as 18 percent of all dog bites. Dogs can carry certain bacteria that are harmful to humans, leading to a range of possible health complications related to the following:
Any type of bite or laceration can lead to infection. In serious cases, a dog bite can lead to surgery, requite stitches or permanently damage ligaments and tendons. Medical care is costly, no matter how extensive an injury may be, and one animal attack can be financially detrimental to a family.
Recovering from this type of injury
After a dog bite or animal attack of any kind, victims have the right to seek a legal opinion regarding the potential for a civil claim. Many victims do not realize that they could seek compensation for what they suffered. Pet owners are responsible for damages caused by their pets, and, if found liable, their homeowner’s insurance, liability coverage and other sources could pay for your financial losses.
If you are a victim or your child was a victim of a dog attack, you would be wise to take quick action by securing legal help in order to both preserve important evidence and ensure the full protection of your rights.