When a dog attacks and bites a person, the bite can lead to very serious injuries, including fatal injuries. Regrettably, dog bite attacks are common, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that almost 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year, with nearly 800,000 dog bite injury victims requiring medical assistance. Whenever a dog bites a person, the experience can be extremely terrifying, particularly when the victim is a young child. If you or a loved one was a dog bite victim, consider scheduling the support of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney right away. The experienced litigators at RM Law Group, LLP can bring you the legal assistance you deserve.
For over a decade, the personal injury attorneys at the RM Law Group, LLP have helped dog bite injury victims and their families recover the financial compensation they were owed. Their passion and dedication to serve injured dog bite victims has led to numerous successful injury cases. To schedule a free no-obligation consultation with the team at RM Law Group, LLP, consider calling (888) 765-2902 or fill out the “15 Second” online contact form here.
Dog Bite Injuries
Canines have sharp, rounded teeth, and with the pressure exerted by their strong jaws, these animals have the potential to cause serious damage. As a result of a child’s small stature, young children are at serious risk of suffering the most severe dog bite injuries. When a child suffers a dog bite, he or she can sustain serious neck, head, or face injuries.
The following are common types of dog bite injuries a person of any age can suffer:
- Deep Puncture Wounds – Deep puncture wounds do not always bleed profusely; nonetheless, these types of injuries can be very serious and they should be treated right away. As a result of a dog’s strong jaw, puncture wounds can go very deep into the victim’s flesh, and this makes the injured victim prone to serious infections. These types of injuries should be cleaned immediately. Depending on the severity of the injury, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat or prevent a possible infection.
- Infections – The probability of developing a serious infection after a dog bite is great. Most dogs are covered in bacteria, waste, soil, and other types of unclean material, which could be transferred to a person during an attack. Although the symptoms of infection could vary, most infections are visible when there is swelling, pus, redness, or tenderness around the wound.
- Nerve Damage – When a dog bites a person, the bite can damage nerves in the person’s neck, face, legs, and arms. Depending on the extent of the nerve damage, the injury can lead to chronic pain and mobility issues long after the initial injuries have healed.
- Mental and Emotional Trauma – Dog bite attacks can be traumatic, especially when the attack victim is a small child. Dog bite attack victims can quickly develop a fear of going outside, night terrors, and anxiety of being around other dogs. Children, in particular, can develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after a dog bite attack.
Seek Monetary Compensation With a Skilled Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Monetary compensation can be awarded to dog bite victims for virtually any type of injury suffered. This financial compensation can cover medical costs, medical treatment, the loss of wages, disability, and emotional trauma. Having the ability to recover the highest compensation available can make all the difference as the victim works to rebuild his or her life.
The personal injury attorneys at RM Law Group, LLP are exceptionally experienced in a wide range of dog bite injury cases, including those involving children and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog and suffered serious injuries, contact the firm to obtain a complimentary consultation. Call (888) 765-2902 or fill out the confidential online contact form here.