Arkansas Dog Bite Attorney: Animal Attack Injuries
Help for Dog Bite Victims
Dog attacks can leave a victim severely injured and even disfigured. Dogs typically attack hands, arms and legs of adults who are standing and with smaller children they often attack hands, face and throat. Since dogs are predators their teeth are dangerous weapons, especially in the larger breeds, which cause a variety of types of wounds. Children can suffer very severe injuries and in some cases an attack can prove fatal. An Arkansas personal injury attorney represents victims in personal injury claims and parents and other surviving family of victims in wrongful death claims.
Dog Bite Lawyer in Arkansas
When larger breeds attack delicate bones may be crushed and the wounds can be deep and extensive. Additionally infection or illness may be transmitted from the dog to the victim through the wounds. In addition to emergency treatment, surgical procedures may be needed to repair the damage. Follow up procedures can be necessary to reduce scars and in severe cases reduce disfigurement through reconstructive or plastic surgery. The medical costs can quickly become enormous. How do these bills get paid? Most animal attack injuries are from pets of friends or neighbors. This relationship sometimes causes the victim or family to be unwilling to file a claim for damages. Most homeowners carry home insurance policies which include coverage for injuries which occur on their property or in this kind of circumstance where a pet has escaped the property and causes injury. This type of claim is filed with the insurance company. Your dog bite lawyer can deal directly with the insurance company to ensure a fair settlement.
We understand the emotional trauma experienced by the victim of this type of attack. Your claim for compensation could include emergency medical care, subsequent medical procedures and treatment, pain and suffering, emotional distress, counseling, physical therapy, and other losses directly related to the accident. In the case of such a traumatic event, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer who will fight aggressively to ensure full compensation is received.
Contact an Arkansas dog bite attorney at The Arkansas Injury Law Center who can provide the aggressive and knowledgeable representation you need.