If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, the injured person should receive prompt and thorough medical treatment to prevent infection and minimize scarring. You should also contact a personal injury attorney right away. Learn how to pursue and obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical treatment and replace your lost wages if you are unable to work. Contact the King Law Firm in Ocala to learn how we can help you obtain compensation, including compensation for pain and suffering after an attack by any variety of dog:
- Doberman Pincher
- Pit bulls
- A dog breed that you never expected would attack
Psychological Injuries, Scarring and Disfigurement
Any dog bite incident can be painful, frightening, and in some cases, life-threatening or disfiguring. Dog bite victims of any age may be traumatized as well as injured. Children in particular may suffer from lifelong anxieties after being attacked by dogs. When they end up with facial scars or other types of disfigurement, they often become subjects of teasing. They may be ostracized or laughed at by classmates. Experts also say that young women also tend to suffer socially and perhaps professionally, perhaps more than other segments of the population, when they are scarred and disfigured. Of course, psychological trauma and scarring can be harmful to man or woman, boy or girl. It is important to get a thorough medical evaluation after a traumatic animal attack.
Will Plastic Surgery Be Needed Down the Road? Get a Lawyer's Advice Before Accepting a Settlement
In addition to short-term medical treatments and lifelong psychological damage, dog bite victims often face a time-related challenge: Plastic surgeons may tell them they will need to have facial reconstruction surgery at some later time — perhaps in a few years. This may make it difficult to determine what fair compensation is. Ocala dog bite attorneys at the King Law Firm often work with professionals such as economists and medical experts as needed to strengthen our clients' cases for compensation.
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Besides representing dog bite victims, attorneys of the King Law Firm handle other types of animal-related injury cases. If you suffered a head injury in a horseback riding accident or were attacked by an exotic animal such as a neighbor's pet snake, parrot, iguana, tiger or monkey, contact a Florida lawyer by phone or e-mail our law offices. We can visit you in your home or hospital room if necessary. Initial consultations are free. If we represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis. You will not owe attorneys' fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.