Thanks to the internet we are obsessed with puppers and doggos. Unfortunately, not every dog you meet is the friendly type. In fact, in 2014, there were 42 fatal dog attacks. We are not recommending to never pet a dog again, but we do want you to be aware that dog bite accidents do occur.
Severe Dog Bite Injuries
While most dog bites aren’t a big deal, sometimes they can turn into something more. Dog bites can lead to:
- permanent scarring
- damage to nerves, tendons, tissues and bones
- transmission of diseases like rabies
- post-traumatic stress disorder
If you’ve been bitten by a dog that is not known to you, the best thing you can do is to seek out medical attention immediately. If your medical care involves getting stitches, has chronic pain, or requires future care such as physical therapy, then the second step is to hire a lawyer.
There’s no reason that you should have to pay for this medical treatment on your own. You are entitled to compensation from the dog owner’s insurance company so you can get the medical help that you need.
For more information on how to file a dog bite injury claim, contact one of our personal injury lawyers.