Orange County Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bites are the result of a terrifying experience that can cause long-term trauma for the person who was bitten as well as anyone who may have observed the attack. They can also lead to some pretty significant medical issues. This is one of the reasons California laws concerning dog bites require that they are immediately reported. However, this doesn’t mean that consideration of California laws ends with the report. The next call should be to an Orange County dog bite lawyer. Otherwise, you could end up paying for this tragic event for years to come, in more ways than one.
Dog Bite Damage
No two dog bites are the same. Some injuries barely scratch the surface, but can lead to infection and even rabies. Others involve muscle tissue, plastic surgery, and other extensive medical problems. All told, the issue can be very difficult mentally as well as physically. Caring for the dog bite and recovering from the bite can also become expensive, depending on the severity. The lawyers at Dickson Kohan & Bablove may be able to help you recover some of the expenses and loss associated with the dog bite so that you can focus on healing mentally as well as physically.
Potential Expenses Associated with Dog Bites
It’s hard to list the exact expenses you may have to deal with because every situation is different. At the very least, you’ll need to visit a medical professional which can result in lost time from work or other activities, as well as the bills that will inevitably begin to pile up with each appointment. You also may have to consider potential mental issues. Dog bites can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can be triggered by something as simple as the sound of a dog barking on television. PTSD can become paralyzing and may cause issues in your own home, and your ability to manage day-to-day living, especially if you happen to own a dog.
Reasons You Need a Lawyer
There is no reason that you should have to bear this burden alone. Every pet owner should know what their animal is capable of and be willing to take responsibility for any consequences. Further, you might initially think the best solution is to ignore the injury, but it’s important to consider that this could potentially happen to another person, possibly even a child. An experienced dog bite lawyer in Orange County California can help you start dealing with the issues you face and help prevent a similar situation from happening to someone else.
Even if you aren’t sure if the person with the dog was negligent or responsible for your injury, it’s important that you consult a qualified dog bite attorney to figure out if you have any options. The financial, physical, and emotional burdens associated with dog bites can be extremely difficult to recover from alone. If you have suffered a dog bite, call us for a consultation at 844-404-2400 or contact our office online immediately.