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Five Ways a Child’s Life May Be Different After Suffering a Facial Scar From a Dog Bite

You know that your child is suffering, but just how deep is the pain? What is your child going through and how can you help your child recover?

Understanding Is the First Step

Before you can get help for your child, you need to understand how a facial scar truly impacts the child’s life now and how it may impact your child’s life in the future. For example, you need to consider:

  • The physical pain. The wound that created the scar hurts.
  • The emotional pain. The way that people look at your child hurts.
  • The first impressions and judgments that may be made. Unlike a dog bite scar on a leg or an arm, a facial scar is the first thing that people may notice about your child. Many people make unconscious and unfair judgments based on first appearances and it hurts.
  • Future surgeries. Your child may require future scar revision surgeries as he ages. These surgeries may hurt.
  • The impact on your child’s self-esteem. Your once outgoing child may become shy. He may no longer have the confidence to take risks, to speak in front of a group, or to have people look at him and this may hurt.

All of these hurts can impact your child’s emotional health and future income.

Getting the Right Help Comes Next

The help that you get for your child now can make a significant impact on his future. Your child is only going to have one chance to reach a fair settlement for his dog bite injuries. You are going to have to consider how all of the points above impact your child now and how they are likely to impact your child in the future so that you can reach a fair settlement on your child’s behalf.

To find out more about how to reach a fair settlement, please read our FREE dog bites brochure and please start a live chat with us today.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham