Dog Bite Attorneys
The best and most efficient way to avoid getting overwhelmed with uncertainties about your situation is to immediately seek the help of a personal injury attorney who has experience handling dog bite cases to see if you are entitled to compensation that will cover your financial losses other damages as the victim. Remember, if you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, it is essential to remain calm and know that the law is on your side. Dog bites go much further than causing broken bones and scarring, as the emotional trauma produced by a dog attack can last a lifetime. And victims are permitted under the law to obtain full and fair compensation for their medical bills, lost income, physical pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The Psychological Impact of Dog Bites is Often Severe and Lifelong
A common psychological effect of dog bites is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can produce symptoms such as the following:
- frequent nightmares
- disturbing flashbacks
- acute anxiety
- irrational fears
- sleep disorders.
PTSD from a dog attack can impact both the victim and any witnesses to the event, especially those who have a personal relationship with the victim.
A Phobia about Dogs is also a Frequent Result of Dog Attacks
Another common psychological effect that can last a lifetime is cynophobia, an irrational and enduring fear of dogs. This condition is especially common in young children who survive harrowing dog bites. Cynophobia is more than a matter of just feeling uncomfortable with the sound of barking or with being around dogs. Instead, it can hinder a child’s subsequent enjoyment of life and emotional development, producing issues such as those mentioned above, along with:
- psychological regression
- mood swings
- emotional outbursts
- trouble with breathing,
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- rapid heart rate
- pain or tightness in the chest
- shaking or trembling
- upset stomach
- hot or cold flashes
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Dog attacks can be extremely frightening and traumatic experiences for both victims and witnesses, causing serious psychological damage along with physical scarring and disfigurement. Even a minor dog bite may become infected and result in long-term emotional and health issues. The courts recognize dog bite victims’ right to file claims for reparation due to the lasting impact of these injuries. However, people who experience a dog bite attack typically have countless questions flood their minds in the aftermath of this traumatic event. Many have trouble processing all the information related to the incident, so they cannot decide on a reasonable course of action.
If you or a loved one has experienced a dog bite attack, seeking compensation for your losses is critical in light of these potential outcomes. Contact Mike Slocum Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We’ll examine the details of your case and discuss your options. You pay no fee unless we win. We handle dog bite cases and have a strong track record of obtaining successful results for our clients.