Dog bites and other animal attacks can be traumatic and cause serious injuries and infections. Each year, dogs bite more than 4.5 million people, and more than 800,000 of those people seek medical treatment for their wounds. Sadly, children are the most susceptible to serious dog bite injuries.
If you or your child is attacked by an animal you do not own, you may be entitled to compensation. Dog owners in California are responsible for any injuries that their animals cause others, and they may be required to pay medical bills, missed wages, and other losses in the aftermath of a bite or attack.
Armada Law Corp can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward by holding dog owners accountable. With more than a decade of legal experience, our team has defended dog owners in the past and knows best how to prosecute cases against them. Each client gets personalized care and attention from our Armada Law Corp personal injury team.
When Do Most Dog Bites Occur?
Most dog bites happen at or near a residence, and often involve a child. Usually, the offending dog belongs to the victim's family, a friend, or a neighbor.
If you or a loved one is bitten by anyone's dog, do not hesitate to act. In most cases, you would file a claim with the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy.
Long-Term Effects of Dog Bites
Scarring is the most common long-term effect of dog bites. Victims may also suffer nerve damage, muscle damage, or loss of function in or around the affected area. And this is only the physical aspect.
Suffering a dog bite can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cynophobia, especially among children. Cynophobia is the overwhelming fear of dogs, and PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can prevent someone from working or living their life normally.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, you owe it to yourself and your family to prepare for the short-term and long-term effects of such a traumatic event.
Armada Law Corp can help provide the resources you need to heal, whether that means getting your wound treated or seeking therapy for PTSD. Our firm brings passion, experience, and diligence to your case, and you will always be able to reach the Armada Law Corp personal Injury team via phone, text, or email.
We want you to choose the right attorney, maximize your compensation, and secure your future, which is why we offer free consultations to help you get to know our firm.
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