More than 4 million Americans are victims of dog bites every year. Of those, an estimated 20 percent of victims will require medical attention for their injuries. Dog bite victims have legal options available, and skilled dog bite lawyer can protect your rights.
In 2015, 35 Americans were killed by dogs. Dog bites should never be taken lightly. A serious dog bite — even by a small dog — can result in permanent muscle damage and deep tissue scars that can require major reconstructive surgery. Common injuries include abrasions, lacerations, punctures, crush injuries and fractured bones.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the primary complication arising from dog bite injuries is an infection, which occurs in one of five dog bite cases. Common infections include Rabies, Capnocytophaga, Pasteurella, MRSA, and Tetanus.
Physical scars can heal even if the injuries to a body may require stitches or antibiotics, but the emotional scarring from some dog bite injuries may be a little more lasting and come with a difficult recovery process. Common psychological injuries include anxiety, nightmares, insomnia, depression, irritability, and more.
It is necessary to take legal action against the negligent dog owner that did not take the steps needed to ensure safe protection from their dog. A dog bite attorney can help.
At the Carlson Law Firm, a dog bite lawyer will pursue civil remedies for individuals who have sustained a bite injury. We will first investigate your potential claim by a determination of the situation surrounding the bite.