Experienced Dog Bites Attorneys In Harrisburg, PA
Whenever an animal attacks someone due to the negligence of a pet owner, the animal’s owner is responsible for any bills and damage – approximately one out of every six dog bites requires a doctor’s attention. Medical bills relating to a dog bite can be expensive, and as an innocent person, you should never have to foot that bill yourself.
It is important, however, to realize that many dog owners are defensive of their pets and their pets’ behavior. The owner may try to blame you for provoking the dog and causing the dog bite to happen in the first place.
Children tend to be attacked more often than adults. Children’s natural curiosity can blind them from seeing dangerous behavior coming from a dog. Playfulness can get a child too close to the dog, leading to a small nip or an aggressive bite. Some dogs are predatory by nature and some breeds are more aggressive than others – combine the genetic disposition of a dog with an owner that may not be treating the dog correctly could lead to disaster. Even the nicest neighborhood dog can easily attack someone without warning.
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Puncture wounds are a common type of dog bite injury that may include swelling, bleeding, and soreness. To avoid the growth of bacteria, shallow puncture wounds should be treated right away with antibacterial cream and bandages. Larger dogs, on the other hand, can inflict deep puncture wounds on the victim, necessitating additional care. Deep wounds can rip through ligaments or muscles, necessitating stitches.
If the wounds from a dog bite are not handled properly, the victim can develop complications such as severe bacterial infections or tissue death. Because of these complications, dog bite victims can need to have a leg amputated in serious cases. Some side effects, such as MRSA infections, are unavoidable and may be fatal if left untreated.
After a dog bite, victims, especially children, can experience emotional distress. This is more common in children who had previously been afraid of dogs before being bitten, but it can happen to any child or adult who has been attacked by a dog. Following a dog bite, children can begin to isolate themselves or experience depression or anxiety. They may have self-esteem problems if the bite leaves scarring. Following a dog bite, several children have shown signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If You've Been Bit By A Dog Contact One Of Our Lawyers Today!
People of all ages can be traumatized by dog bites, and the physical and emotional injuries can last for years. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, call the Angino Law Firm today to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer about your situation. You will be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and missed income with our assistance.