There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. After a dog bite accident, your child may suffer significant physical and emotional pain, but there are things that you can do as a parent to help your child recover.
Four Things You Can Do to Help Your Child After a Dog Bite Injury
After a dog bite injury you may:
- Get your child medical help. Dog bite injuries should be attended to by medical professionals to prevent infection and to minimize scarring. Ongoing medical care may be needed.
- Help your child cope with pain or fear. Make sure that your child is comfortable talking to you and provide your child with strategies to cope with her anxieties or fears.
- Get your child help for her fear or anxiety. Some children may benefit from talking to professional therapists, clergy, teachers, or others.
- Fight for your child’s legal recovery. Your child may be entitled to financial damages that can help with future medical treatments and recoveries.
Your child is counting on you to help with her recovery.
What Your Child May Recover After a Dog Bite Injury
Compensation for a dog bite injury depends on several factors, including state law and your child’s unique injuries. Generally, damages should include compensation for all of your child’s medical bills for things such as infections, scarring, emotional trauma, and pain. This may include past, present, and future:
- Doctors’ appointments.
- Rehabilitation therapies.
When you consider what the dog bite has cost your child, it is also important to think about what your child would be doing if she had never been bit by a dog. For example, you should consider:
- How long your child has been out of school and is likely to continue being out of school.
- What activities (i.e. sports, choir, science fair, etc.) your child is no longer able to participate in and when (or if) your child may be able to participate again.
- How upset your child has been since the dog attack.
- How the attack has impacted her friendships, self-confidence, and life in general.
These are important damages for which your child may recovery.
Contact a Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Today for Help
You are your child’s best advocate, but you don’t have to handle your child’s dog bite case on your own. Instead, you can act in your child’s best interests and hire an experienced dog bite lawyer to help your child get the recovery that she deserves. Schedule your own free consultation today by calling 1-800-800-5678, learn more about how dog bite cases work, and find out how to help your child during this difficult time.