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The Most Common Dog Attack Injuries

Dog bites are a serious matter not only because of the physical and emotional trauma that a victim must endure but if gone without proper care, the injuries sustained during a dog attack can develop into much more serious complications. If you or a loved one is involved in a dog bite accident, you should always seek immediate medical attention. Secondly, you should consider looking for professional legal counsel, because if your case qualifies you may be able to recuperate significant compensation. Our team has put together a list of the most common dog attack injuries and the potential complications that come from them.

Puncture Wounds

dog bite lawyerPuncture wounds are perhaps the most common because they result from a dog’s instinctual bite. Their sharp canines can dig into your skin, forming a wound that runs deep. This can be cause for concern because wounds that are deeper, as opposed to those that are superficial, run a higher chance of infection. Puncture wounds should be cleaned thoroughly.

Cuts, Scrapes, and Scratches

While these injuries are more superficial they are also prone to infection if they are not treated properly. Any exposed wound that is not cleaned and dressed regularly runs the risk of infection because of the foreign bacteria introduced by the dog. Whether it is saliva or the dirt under their claws, you should take proper care to make sure everything is disinfected.

Broken Bones

Broken bones most commonly occur from the struggle during an altercation with the dog. Whether you as the victim are knocked down by a large dog, or you break a bone in the process of defending yourself, there can be serious consequences. Fractures and sprains are equally common as well. These types of injuries require a significant amount of follow-up care, such as having a cast made and removed, so securing compensation will be important to your case.

Facial Injuries

The face is one of the most sensitive and important parts of our bodies, so if your face is injured during a dog attack, there will more than likely be significant medical costs. In cases of injury to the eye, victims can impair their vision, or even potentially lose it all together. Bone or fractured bones in the face can also lead to expensive procedures such as reconstructive surgery.

Emotional Trauma

Victims of a dog attack oftentimes do not merely suffer from physical trauma. Emotional trauma and other mental conditions can be triggered by an event like a dog attack. Most commonly, people are prone to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other types of anxiety and depression.

Seeking Help

A dog attack is unsettling for any person to go through, and what’s more frustrating is the idea that you can be left to deal with the consequences. Know that you don’t have to go through it alone, however, because our legal team at Los Angles Injury Group is here to help. To learn more about your case, call us at 310-954-7248.

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    Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences In fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.

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