Dog Bite Lawyer
When a dog bites a victim, the result can be minor to major, with the victim suffering no harm from a bite, ranging all the way to catastrophic or even fatal injuries from the dog’s attack. When a dog bites a victim’s face, the injuries are often more traumatic than when the bites are on other areas of the body. Facial dog bites are visible than bites on other parts of the body and often require long-term recovery, as well as permanent disfigurement and scarring. Victims often require multiple surgeries in an effort to repair the damage of the bite.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a facial dog bite, contact a law firm today and find out how a dog bite attorney can help you get the financial compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.
Facial Dog Bites Facts
In the majority of dog bite cases – 75 percent – the dog will bite the victim’s extremities. About 70 percent of dog bites involve injuries to the hands, arms, legs, or feet. In many cases, these bites are a result of the “survival instinct” the victim has, of protecting their face and neck from the brunt of the dog’s attack.
In the tragic cases where the dog does bite a victim’s face, the injuries can be devastating, given how vulnerable and delicate facial features are, as well as how dependent people are to these features for day to day living. We see through our eyes. We hear through our ears. We smell through our nose. We taste through our mouth. Damage to any of these facial features from a dog bite can inhibit a victim’s ability to see, hear, smell, and taste.
The skin on the face is also more delicate than other parts of the body and if that skin is damaged from a bite, the victim may lose their ability to feel and touch. It is also more susceptible to disfigurement and scarring.
All of this physical damage can also cause intense emotional damage as well. The trauma of the attack, the emotional anguish of any loss of sensory ability and disfigurement or scarring are all issues that victims may be left dealing with after a facial dog bite.
Recovering of Damages for Facial Dog Bites
When a victim has suffered dog bites to the face, it is essential to preserve evidence to present to a jury later on during a dog bite lawsuit. In addition to all medical documentation, it is critical to provide the jury with photographs of the injuries. Take photos of any and all signs of bite injuries, including:
- Any bites or wound suffered in the attack
- The dog or dogs involved in the attack
- The location where the attack occurred
- Periodic photos of the bites or wounds (daily, weekly, or monthly)
In addition to the evidence, you have collected for your case, having a dedicated and experienced dog bite attorney advocating for you can also increase your chances of a successful lawsuit. Contact a lawyer today to set up a confidential case evaluation to determine what legal options you may have for your case.