Getting attacked by a dog can have hugely detrimental effects on your life. You are likely suffering from physical, psychological, and financial damages from your dog bite. To learn more about these damages and how we can fight for your justice, please keep reading. We provide free consultations where you can meet with our Long Island injury lawyers to discuss your dog attack and get started on building your case. Call us to get started today.
Types of Damages for Your Case
The physical damages from your dog bite will be the injuries that the dog did to you. This can include damage to your skin, muscles, tendons, and nerves. When you have scarring and disfigurement after healing from the bites, you are going to be entitled to compensation for that.
You can also suffer from psychological damage. Children can especially be emotionally and mentally affected by a dog attack. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD have been reported in people who have been bitten by dogs. They also can develop a phobia of dogs because of the incident. That can hinder their life.
Financial damages account for a great deal of compensation for victims. You likely have medical bills, you may have missed work, or you may even be disabled either temporarily or permanently. These are all damages in your case for which you would receive compensation.
Symptoms of an Infection
There are symptoms of infection that you need to be looking for after a dog bite. Infection can be very serious, painful, and hard to treat. Keeping an eye on your bite is important for a healthy recovery.
Because of the nature of a wound from getting bitten by a dog, you will likely end up with one or multiple puncture wounds. A puncture wound is more susceptible to infection because it is harder to clean.
If there is anything like pus leaking from your bite, that is not a normal sign of healing. If you see red lines coming from your bite, that can be a sign that the infection is spreading.
Fever and chills are also signs of infection that require immediate attention from a doctor. If you suspect that you have an infection, get to a doctor right away. The sooner, the better. Infected bites can turn into deadly blood infections when they are not treated.
Call Our Long Island Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered serious damages after being involved in a dog bite incident, please do not wait to reach out to a lawyer. Our Long Island injury lawyer has been helping injured clients get justice from negligent dog owners for many years. You deserve just the same. Call our office today to set up a free consultation.