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What are some Common Injuries Associated with Dog Bites?

dog bite injuriesWhile many dog bites are minor and require little or no medical attention, they have the potential to result in serious injury. In some cases, the injuries that dog bite victims can sustain may keep them working for long periods, or may even result in long-term disability. Sometimes, dog bites may even be fatal, particularly when a dog attacks an infant or a toddler. As a result, it is essential that victims take every step possible to make sure that their legal rights are protected. The experienced personal injury attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC are committed to helping people injured in dog bite incidents recover for their losses, and fully understand the intricacies of Georgia dog bite law in a way that allows us to bring each case we handle to a favorable resolution.

Some domesticated dogs can have an extremely powerful bite, easily capable of breaking the skin and causing damage to the underlying tissues. In addition, dogs’ mouths harbor millions of harmful bacteria, which may lead to infection after a bite occurs. As a result, dog bites can cause injuries that may involve complications that require ongoing treatment and care. Some of the more common injuries associated with dog bites include:

  • Broken bones
  • Neurological issues
  • Tendon tears
  • Muscle damage
  • Infections
  • Bruising
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of extremities
  • Scarring
  • Emotional trauma

Dog bite victims may incur significant medical expenses in order to treat their injuries, and in some cases may be able unable to work. In addition, victims may sustain non-economic losses as well, including pain and suffering and emotional distress. Fortunately, Georgia law may allow people bitten by dogs to recover for their losses by bringing a personal injury claim. It is important for victims to note that Georgia’s dog bite laws are among the most complicated in the country, so it is important to retain an attorney familiar with these laws and who has a track record of success in representing dog bite victims.

Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Boling Rice, LLC today at (770) 744-0890.

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