Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Numerous deaths are reported annually because of dog attacks.
Complications from dog bites include scarring, deformity, nerve damage, infections, and osteomyelitis—which is a dangerous bone or bone marrow infection. Victims of dog bites can often lose strength in the injured area. Furthermore, dog attacks often leave far more than physical damage, including psychological trauma and fear of dogs and other animals.
Injuries from dog attacks may include:
- severe scratches
- injuries from falling after a dog attack
- psychological trauma
- wrongful death
If you have been injured by a dog bite, please call ThePhillyLawyers for a free consultation. Often the dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance policy will compensate victims for their medical care, losses, and pain and suffering. We can help you protect your rights and recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to discuss all your options for recovering the damages you deserve.