Common Injuries From Dog Bites
Dog bite injuries can range from minor injuries to life-threatening. The severity of a dog bite is dependent on a few factors, including the type of dog, the size of the dog, and the circumstances surrounding the attack.
Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible after your dog bite to document your injuries and receive treatment.
Some common injuries caused by dog bites include:
Lacerations are deep wounds that can be caused by dog bites. These types of wounds are at risk of infection as well as severe scarring.
Abrasions are common injuries as a result of a dog bite. Unlike lacerations, abrasions do not go past the skin. Abrasions may seem minor, but they can easily result in an infection or scarring. Any time the skin is broken, you are susceptible to infections or even rabies.
If you are bitten by a dog and your skin breaks, you may be vulnerable to infections. Infections can come from the bacteria from the dog’s mouth, bacteria on your skin, or bacteria you are exposed to while your wound is healing. Infections can lead to extensive medical treatment and possibly even more scarring.
Nerve damage can result from a dog bite depending on the placement and severity of the bite. If a dog bite is deep enough, it could cause temporary or permanent nerve damage.
The amount of scarring a person has is often dependent on the severity of their wound. While some scarring is purely cosmetic, a severe build-up of scar tissue could result in other health issues.
While dog owners are required to stay up to date on their dog’s rabies vaccinations, not all dog owners are responsible. A dog bite could result in rabies if the dog is not up to date on its vaccinations. Symptoms of rabies include confusion, aggression, muscle spasms, and light sensitivity. If treated early enough, rabies can be prevented after a dog bite.
An avulsion is a profoundly serious injury caused by a dog bite. An avulsion is when part of your skin or body is ripped away. If a dog rips away skin or tissue, extensive treatment and possibly even surgery may be needed.
How Our Team Can Help You Fight for Compensation
If you have been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills or more. A dog bite injury lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can investigate your dog bite injury to determine what options you have available to you.
If we are unable to get you compensation for your injuries, our service is free to you. We do not get paid until you do.
For your free consultation with a member of our team, call (631) 451-7900 today. We have both English and Spanish speakers available at the office to take your call.