According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, half of these are children. One in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention.”
But medical attention is only part of the story. Because half of all dog bite injuries affect children, the emotional trauma and physical damage following a laceration, puncture wound, or broken bones caused by a dog mauling can linger for a lifetime. Physical disfigurement and scarring are common after dog bites, and the ongoing psychological distress can be difficult to overcome. An experienced dog bite attorney can help you navigate the available remedies.
When you or your child has suffered a dog bite in the San Bernardino Valley, you should know that you have legal rights to recover financial compensation for your injuries as well as for pain and suffering.
Time off from work, receiving medical treatments and medication—all of these fall under the kinds of financial recovery available in a personal injury lawsuit. If you also suffer from nightmares, anxiety, depression, or any ongoing emotional or mental trauma that keeps you from enjoying life as you did before the injury, the court will may also award pain and suffering damages.
You should know that you don’t need to face a personal injury claim alone. The trusted dog bite attorney and staff of Drake Law Firm serves the San Bernardino Valley. Call today for a free consultation about your case.