Philadelphia Dog Bite Injury Attorney
A dog bite injury often goes beyond being shocking and painful to resulting in a number of complications with long-term consequences:
- A victim often suffers from some type of post-traumatic stress syndrome, nightmares or other type of emotional distress.
- A dog bite can result in infections if not treated aggressively.
- In a worst-case scenario, a victim may contract rabies. For this reason, dog bite victims sometimes must receive painful rabies vaccinations if the dog cannot be found and tested for rabies.
- In another worst-case scenario, an animal attack can be fatal.
- A dog bite victim may suffer from scarring and disfigurement.
- A dog bite may leave its victim with irreparably damaged muscles or tendons.
- Some victims, most notably children or young women, may suffer socially through such taunting by classmates, ostracizing by peers or curtailed life opportunities if left with facial scarring.
Although any type of dog can bite if provoked or for unknown reasons, certain dog breeds are more notoriously known as potential attackers:
- Pit bulls
- German shepherds
- Wolf hybrids (wolfdogs)
- Doberman pinschers
Whether you were bitten by one of these traditionally perceived “dangerous dogs” or by a typically tame, mild-mannered dog such as a golden retriever or Labrador retriever, you should talk to a lawyer promptly. Discuss the best strategies for pursuing compensation for your injuries. If the dog bite victim is a child, it is very important to get expert advice from a plastic surgeon who can predict whether the child will require future reparative surgeries.
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If you have suffered a personal injury in Pennsylvania, please contact Cherry Injury Law, by phone or e-mail to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia dog bite injury lawyers.