Lawyers for Dog Bite Injuries
Like people, dogs have very different personalities. When you encounter a dog it’s not always easy to tell if they’re mean or friendly. What’s worse is many times the owners really don’t know. Unfortunately dogs do bite people and those injuries can be extremely painful. In order to obtain the proper compensation there are certain legal issues that need to be dealt with quickly. So if you have been bitten, contact the dog officer in the community where you were bitten get medical treatment and call us at Dana & Dana as soon as you can.
If you have been bitten make sure whatever health care professional treats your wound keeps the wound open. Do not agree to close the wound. All dog mouths carry bacteria. If the wound is closed the bacteria has a better opportunity to grow. If the wound is left open the bacteria will be less likely to grow and you are less likely to get an infection. Talk to your treating physician about this.
Compensation in dog bite cases run the spectrum. Your compensation will depend on where your injury is on your body and on how long it takes to heal. Bites to the face and neck are extremely serious. Not just from a medical perspective but from a legal perspective. We will not settle your case until your scar is at an end result. No lawyer should. Once your scar is at an end result we will have it evaluated. The extent of the scarring is only one aspect of your compensation, however, it is a significant one. That is because you have to live with this scar for the rest of your life. You are also legally entitled to compensation for the pain you endured and the trauma of the event as well as any lost wages and medical expenses.
If you have been bitten by a dog call us, we can and will help, and are available 24/7.