Americans love their dogs. Most dogs are considered beloved pets or even members of the family. However, the constant close proximity between people and dogs can sometimes lead to dog bites and severe injuries.
In the United States, there are around 1 to 2 million reported bites from mammals every year. Most of those bites are from dogs. Some of these bites, about 44 thousand of them, are located on a person’s face.
While many dog bites are minor and heal with little or no medical intervention, some of these injuries, especially if they impact a person’s eye, can be extremely serious.
Children are the victims in most facial bites. The age group most impacted is children under five years old. This likely has to do with the height of these children as well as their behavior around animals. Children are less likely to be cautious and can, at times, be rough with animals.
One of the most important things to do after a person is bitten by a dog is to learn the dog’s health information and whether the animal was vaccinated. In the majority of bites, the animal is a pet that is known to the victim or the victim’s family. In these instances, it is easy to assess the risk of rabies and other potential health issues.
Preorbital dog bites require decontamination, and in many cases, surgical procedures. Dog saliva is full of bacteria that creates a high risk of infection. Surgery can be carried out to restore the eye and face structure. In some instances, the lacrimal system, where tears come from, is impacted and requires repair.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous dog, our law firm can help you obtain legal justice. Our firm works hard to prepare your case for trial in the event you feel your settlement offer is insufficient. We will advise you through the legal process and help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
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