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Common Dog Bite Injuries

Published on Jul 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm in Personal Injury.

Dog Bite Injuries can be some of the most gruesome injuries to sustain, especially with children or the elderly. Being attacked by a dog is more common that you may think and some of the injuries that come from them can be life threatening.

Some of the most common Dog Bite Injuries our Georgia Lawyers see include:

Puncture Wounds

Suffering from a dog bite puncture wound can be dangerous and should be treated immediately. Even if the wound does not go very deep within the flesh, it can still be prone to infection. Seeking immediate medical attention in order to properly clean the wound, dress it, and be prescribed antibiotics will be your fastest way to a safe recovery.

Permanent Scarring

Many dog bite wounds will heal with proper treatment, however you may be left with permanent scarring to the face or body. Being left with a permanent scar may not sound that bad, but if that scar is on your face it could drastically change your life or a child’s. Some people require painful and expensive reconstructive surgery after suffering from a dog bite to the face.

Infection

Being bitten by a dog leaves great potential to contact an infection wherever you were bitten. Dogs can be very unclean, carrying bacteria, waste, or soil in their mouth. If you were bitten by a dog and start to experience redness, pus, swelling, heat, or tenderness from the wound, you may have an infection and should medical assistance immediately. Should I get a lawyer after a dog bite?

Damage to the Nerves

If the dog bite is deep and hard enough it could cause damage to the nerves in the face, arms, legs, or neck. Depending on the severity of the bite, nerve damage may lead to mobility issues or chronic pain for a long period of time even after the wound has healed.

Post Traumatic Stress

Being attacked and bitten by a dog can leave the victim with symptoms of post traumatic stress. Especially when a young child is bitten, they may fear dogs the rest of their life, experience nightmares, or even be afraid to go outdoors.

Contact a Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

If you or your child has been bitten by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries that were suffered.

Dog Bite Injuries can be life changing and very severe, do not let the negligence of the dog owner go unpunished. Contact an experienced attorney for Bey & Associates today to fight for your legal rights.

We provide a free case evaluation to see how we can best assist with your claim.