Dog attacks might be more common than you think. According to the CDC, two percent of Americans are bitten each year by a dog. A dog bite can lead to a serious injury.
Three Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Though the list of potential dog bite injuries is endless, here are three of the most common types of injuries:
- Puncture wounds. No matter how slight the puncture wound is, you should treat it immediately to avoid infection. Once you clean and dress the wound, you should see your doctor. They might prescribe an antibiotic to you.
- Infection. Dog attacks involve dog teeth and paws. Your chances of an infection are high. Again, see your doctor as soon as possible if you have been attacked. Symptoms of infections include redness, swelling, pus, heat, and tenderness.
- Facial scarring. Many dogs go for the facial area when they attack. A bite can lead to permanent scarring and require expensive and painful reconstructive surgery.
Holding the Dog Owner Liable
If you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, you might be able to hold the owner liable for your injuries. Our team at Steinberg Injury Lawyers has the knowledge and experience to get you the highest and quickest settlement possible.
Contact one of our experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers if you have been injured by a dog. Call us today at (800) 989-6385 for a free case evaluation.