Most people don’t expect their pets to suddenly lash out or act aggressively, but even the most docile and well-behaved dogs can attack without warning or a history of violence. When that happens, innocent victims can suffer debilitating injuries.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk dog bite attorneys know that victims are often reluctant to seek compensation after being injured by other people’s pets—even if they incur significant medical expenses and experience severe pain and disability. If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, it’s important to explore your rights to compensation, as the bite may prove extremely disruptive to your life.
Complications associated with dog bites include:
- Infection—Contrary to popular belief, dogs’ mouths are full of bacteria. When they bite, their sharp teeth can push that bacteria deep into the bloodstream, making victims likely to develop localized or even systemic infections.
- Nerve damage—When dogs bite, they can damage skin, blood vessels, muscle, tendons, and even nerves. Nerve damage is difficult to repair, and some victims may experience permanent loss of feeling or function in bite locations and surrounding areas.
- Blood loss—Heavy bleeding is common after dog bites. In some cases, it can be a medical emergency. Victims who experience significant blood loss can go into shock, which may be life-threatening.
Complications from dog bites can be financially devastating, as they may require expensive medical treatments and can put you out of work for weeks, months, or even years. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you get the money you deserve.