Without immediate attention, a dog bite could become infected and cause serious illness. One of the most common infections is tetanus, which appears about a week after the bacteria enters the wound. Symptoms include stiffness in the neck and jaw area, difficulty swallowing, body spasms, and fever. Staph infections are common as well, and could cause skin infections, blood poisoning, or toxic shock syndrome. And of course, a dog bite could cause a person to be infected with the rabies virus if the animal was rabid at the time of the attack.
Bronx Dog Bite Attorney
It is often children who are most susceptible to a dog bite. Without the understanding of how dangerous they may be and when playing can become too rough, they may fail to notice the signs in an animal when they are giving warning that they may attack. Certain precautions should be taken by both a dog owner and those that are interacting with a dog to decrease the chance of attacks. Education is one of the greatest factors in prevention.
Medical treatment for a dog bite is vital and almost always expensive. Don’t pay for such treatment if the dog owner is to blame. Hire a dog bite lawyer from Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law to build a case against the negligent pet owner and fight for compensation. Our firm has been practicing law in Georgia for more than 40 years, over which time we have acquired extensive resources and skills that we could use on your behalf. Learn more by calling today and scheduling a consultation with a member of our legal team.