Dog Bites Can Be Serious Injuries

by | August 7th, 2017

Dogs are man’s best friend, but they can still bite on occasion. That’s why dog owners are required to keep them on leashes on public property. No matter type of breed, all dogs have the potential to cause bite victims to suffer painful injuries that can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve assisted dog bite victims who experienced the following side effects and symptoms:

  • Muscle, tendon, and nerve damage – Dogs have long, sharp teeth that can piece deeply into the skin, putting delicate muscle tissue, tendons, and nerves at risk of being damaged or destroyed. These complications can make it difficult or even impossible for some victims to go back to work, putting their careers and livelihoods in jeopardy.
  • Systemic infection – Every animal’s mouth contains a huge variety of bacteria—some of which can be dangerous if introduced into the bloodstream. Dog bite victims who are suffering from bite-induced infections may experience symptoms that include swollen lymph nodes, fever or chills, night sweats, fatigue, and even difficulty breathing. Victims who experience these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Were you or a loved one injured by a dog that wasn’t properly restrained by its owner? If so, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. An experienced Norfolk dog bite lawyer at Lowell Stanley knows the state’s laws on leash and enclosure requirements, and our law firm wants to maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve. Our consultations are free, and we’re here to help. Contact us today.