Animal attacks of any kind are terrifying to experience, but they are much more difficult to handle when you know that the animal should have been restrained by an owner. In almost all cases, dog bites could have been prevented if the owner had not been negligent in properly handling, raising, or training the animal, which is why they should be found liable for any personal injury resulting from an attack.
If you have been hurt due to an uncontrolled animal, call Martin & Wallentine, LLC at (913) 764-9700 today to speak with a skilled Johnson County dog bite lawyer.
Damages Caused by Dog Bites
Dog bites have been known to cause some serious medical conditions. When a bite is deep or difficult to clean, or if the animal is carrying a disease or harmful bacteria, infections can be a real possibility. A common example is staph infection, which results from bacteria that is found on the skin of the victim entering the wound and the blood stream. Pasteurellosis is possible as well and is a fast-moving infection, though it is more common in cat bites. As for rabies, which is the disease that most people associate with dog bites, it is not very common unless the dog is feral and shows signs of having already been infected.
Regardless of the extent of your injuries, our Johnson County personal injury lawyers may be able to win you recoveries that include monies for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation fees
- Emotional trauma
- Punishment against the negligent owner
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If you have been bitten by a dog, be sure to hold the owner accountable for your medical treatment and emotional distress. Even if you do not believe that you are infected, the wound could be severe and require very expensive medical care.
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