What Compensation Is Available for Dog Bite Victims?

by actuate | February 11th, 2019

Dog bites can be disruptive to victims’ lives in several ways, including:

  • Pain—Dog bites are painful both when they occur and throughout the healing process. Dogs have sharp teeth that are designed to rip through skin and muscle. Regardless of breed, all dogs have the potential to cause painful injuries that can make it difficult to work or use the affected body part.
  • Disability—In addition to debilitating pain, dog bites can also cause disability. That’s because dogs’ teeth are sharp and long enough to penetrate deep into the skin and damage nerves. Nerve damage can result in paralysis or reduced control over hands, fingers, feet, and other affected areas of the body.
  • Infection—Don’t believe the myth that dogs’ mouths are clean. They’re teeming with bacteria, and their long, sharp teeth can act as syringes that inject bacteria deep into victims’ bloodstreams during bites. That means infections after bites aren’t just localized to the bite areas—they can also spread throughout the body and pose potentially life-threatening complications.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk dog bite attorneys are here to fight for the rights of anyone who has been injured by a dog that wasn’t properly leashed or enclosed in accordance to Virginia local ordinances.

The bite-related expenses you’re facing for your medical bills and lost wages are significant, and you deserve compensation for every penny you’ve spent or lost due to the dog owner’s negligence. Contact us today for a free consultation.