Dogs are what people refer to as "man's best friend," but that doesn't mean that every dog you come across is going to be friendly. In fact, there are many people each year who suffer from dog bites and injuries that persist following an encounter with a dangerous animal. While most pets are friendly and want to please their human companions, that's not always the case. If you fall victim to a dog that is aggressive, then you deserve to have your story heard.
Dog bites can be immediately damaging. Dogs have sharp teeth that can quickly rip through tendons, ligaments, bone and muscle. You could be left with serious wounds requiring surgery, and in some cases, you may never be able to fully recover. The physical damage is bad enough, but the emotional damage from being attacked by a common household pet can be difficult to overcome.
No one wants to resort to a lawsuit following a serious injury, but dog bites are incredibly dangerous. Holding the owner responsible for his or her pet is one of the best ways to make sure that animal won't harm anyone else. If it was you this time, just imagine what could happen if the pet was left to continue terrorizing others.
You may need more surgeries, medical care, ongoing rehabilitation services, psychological therapies or other services as you recover from the attack. You don't need to let anyone tell you your injuries aren't serious, even if your wounds are healing. Our website has more about dog bites and what you can do if you've been injured. You don't have to let this situation go unpunished.