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What Serious Injuries Could You Suffer as a Result of a Dog Bite?

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Dog attacks can cause critical, life-changing injuries

Your specific dog bite injury depends on many unique factors. How your injury impacts on your life depends on things such as:

  • Where on your body you were bitten.
  • The force of the bite.
  • How healthy you were prior to the bite.
  • Your lifestyle and job and how your injury impacts those things.

However, while every individual dog bite injury is different for the reasons described above, there are some common types of injuries that you should be aware of if you or your child have been bitten.

Potential Injuries You Could Suffer From a Dog Attack

Some of the serious injuries that you could suffer after a dog attack include:

  • Facial injuries. Children are more likely than adults to suffer facial injuries; however a facial injury and any resulting scarring can be devastating to any dog bite victim regardless of age.
  • Infection. Dangerous and potentially life-threatening infections can result from a dog bite.
  • Amputation. An amputation may occur if the force of the dog bite crushed the bone and tendons beyond repair or if a serious infection develops and surgical amputation is necessary.
  • Scarring. Scarring may be irreversible, but there are treatments and surgeries that may make scars less noticeable. Scarring on the face can be particularly traumatic.
  • Nerve damage. When a dog attack damages a nerve, the damage may be temporary or permanent.
  • Death. In some cases the dog bite or the resulting complications are so significant that the victim dies.

Additionally, if your child was hurt then you need to be aware of all of the injuries described above and the specific ways that a dog bite can impact a child. Specifically, it is important to be aware of scarring, infection, and the emotional impact that the dog bite is having on your child.

What to Do If You or Your Child Suffers a Dog Bite Injury

If either you or your child suffers one of the injuries described above or another type of dog bite injury, then you need to take action to protect your legal and financial recoveries. You can begin taking that action immediately by downloading a free copy of our dog bite brochure or calling us anytime at 1-800-800-5678. We are available around the clock every day.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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