For many people, dogs are more than just “man's best friend”—they're four-legged family members who have firmly entrenched themselves in our lives and hearts. Unfortunately, the overwhelming love and trust we have for our cuddly canine comrades can blind us to the fact that dogs—even those known to us—have the potential to cause serious injury.
If you or your child suffered a dog bite injury, you're far from alone. Roughly 4.7 million dog bites are reported each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and if you're like most bite victims, you probably never thought that something like this could happen to you or someone you love. Sadly, though a dog bite can happen in an instant, it has the potential to change your life forever.
The Devastating Effects of Serious Dog Bites
After being bitten by a dog, you may find yourself injured and in need of medical care, which, depending on the severity of your wounds, can range from basic first aid and stitches to prevent infection to multiple reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries to minimize scarring and disfigurement. As a result of your injuries, you may be temporarily or permanently unable to work and being crushed under the weight of unexpected bite-related medical expenses. The effects of a serious bite aren't just physical or financial, as some victims develop paralyzing anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the psychological trauma of the attack.
Help for Dog Bite Victims
If you were bitten by someone else's dog—even one that's owned by a friend or family member—the skilled personal injury attorneys with Foster Wallace, LLC can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Not only do we represent dog bite victims throughout Kansas and Missouri, but we've also written an informative book to help prospective clients better understand their legal rights and options. After reading When the Dog Bites: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Right to Recovery in Kansas or Missouri, you'll know:
- Who's most at risk for dog bites
- Common injuries and complications
- Potential damages
- Why you can't trust the insurance company to look out for you
- How to avoid case-damaging mistakes
- What a dog bite attorney can do for you
- And much, much more.
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