Many breeds of dogs are powerful and strong, and when they bite with their mouths, great force is exerted. A dog bite victim can be left to deal with substantial damage, which can affect the victim’s overall wellbeing and health.
One of the most common injuries sustained by dog bite or attack victims are broken bones or fractures. A dog can easily knock an individual over, or bite one’s arm or hand and literally crush one’s bones.
These are among the types of broken bones and fractures that a dog bite victim can sustain:
• Broken hand, wrist or arm
• Broken nose
• Broken foot, ankle or leg
• Broken ribs
• Hip fractures
• Skull fractures
• Broken facial bones
A dog bite victim with broken bones can suffer both short-term and long-term injuries and disabilities, such as partial or full paralysis, or even the loss of use of a limb. Depending on the gravity of the injury, a victim may need to undergo medical treatment, therapy, or surgery. Broken bones and crush injuries are typically injuries that heal with time, but treatment is expensive and these injuries can be a great inconvenience to both the victim and the victim’s family.
A dog bite victim with broken bones not only suffers physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well. Apart from possible scarring and disfigurement, victims may also develop an unhealthy fear of dogs, and may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hiring A Dog Bite Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered crush injuries or broken bones as a result of a dog attack or bite, it is necessary that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Whether you need stitches or require numerous reconstructive surgeries, it is in your best interests to also consult with a dog bite lawyer right away.
A capable dog bite lawyer will be able to discuss your legal options with you, and will significantly improve your chances of getting just monetary reparation for your injury, medical costs, pain and suffering, and all other related expenses.
For more information, speak with a personal injury attorney from The Grossman Law Firm.