Dog bites can be incredibly damaging. They tear through the skin and leave lasting damage that may require surgery or other treatments to repair. If the dog wasn't vaccinated, you could need rabies vaccines or treatments, which are painful and require multiple medical visits. Besides the physical damage a dog attack can cause, the emotional trauma can be severe. You may have once loved going outside or playing with pets only to find yourself wary and frightened of the things you once enjoyed.
Pet owners are responsible for dog bite injuries, and there's no reason you should have to suffer because of a failure to control a pet. Pit bulls, small dogs like Chihuahuas, and other kinds of dogs can all cause serious harm when they attack. Infections, nerve damage, scarring, and gouging wounds are not uncommon results.
You know your body, and you know when you have been badly hurt. Insurance companies or the pet owners may try to make it out to seem like you haven't suffered as badly as you say, but it's important that you stand up for yourself. Your injuries aren't simple; bites can be painful, deep and cause many issues, from nerve damage to paralysis or lasting pain.
After an attack, it's important that you have the right team on your side to help you get the compensation you need to medical care and other financial losses. Our website has more information on the kinds of compensation you may expect, so you can know what others like yourself have been able to achieve in court.