Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite is a common and sometimes serious injury. The injuries from a dog bite often require stitches and can leave the victim with noticeable scarring. Sometimes the scars can be reduced by a plastic surgeon, but very often the victim is left with a permanent reminder of the dog bite. Many people also suffer emotional injuries….self-consciousness over the physical scar and a long-lasting fear of dogs. If the scar is very visible, the self-consciousness is substantially greater.
Physicians can help with the physical and emotional injuries from a dog bite, but what can an attorney do? I can provide a client with what the laws allow me to provide…..assistance with a claim for money damages for the injuries sustained. In order to be successful, I need to prove that the dog bite could have been prevented or avoided. I also have to show a propensity on the part of the dog to cause an injury.
If you or a family member have sustained injuries due to a dog bite, it is important that you speak with an attorney in order to understand your rights.