Many Frankfort residents enjoy taking a daily stroll in their neighborhood, through a park or other public space. Most of the time, these walks are enjoyable, but occasionally, a person runs into an aggressive dog that attacks. There are many injuries a person can suffer from a dog bite.
When a person is attacked by a dog, it can be a life-changing encounter. Dogs are usually regarded as friendly companions that everyone loves. But, these animals can also be dangerous.
Dog bite injuries, although not usually deadly, can affect a victim for many years. Serious dog bite injuries can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement or infections from the cuts, scratches and bites. There can also be damage to nerves and tendons, which can affect a person’s mobility. There can also be serious psychological trauma from the terrifying encounter.
A legal professional who specializes in personal injury can help their client who suffered a dog bite injury. An attorney review the circumstances surrounding the attack and will take on the burden of investigating the attack and build their client’s case. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Dog bites can cause serious injuries that affect a person for many years.
A dog bite can often be serious and unpredictable. No one knows when a dog is going to attack and they can happen at any time. Holding dog owners responsible for their dangerous dog is important in making sure they don’t hurt anyone else.