Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Murray Kentucky
When a person is bitten or attacked by a dog, the physical and emotional trauma and resulting injuries can have a profound effect on his or her life. Unfortunately, many dog bite victims are children who approach the animal with loving trust. In many cases, the attack is completely unexpected such as when an unrestrained dog bites a runner, a young child or a delivery or US Mail personnel. Dog bites can cause serious injuries leaving permanent scarring as well as damage to underlying tissue such as tendons, ligaments and nerves. Plastic surgery may often be necessary to hide or minimize the visibility and impact of resulting scars.
If your child or a family member is bitten by a dog the Roberts Law Office recommends that you seek immediate medical care at an emergency room or urgent care facility. One of the primary risks in any dog bite injury is actually infection. The common belief that a dog’s mouth has less germs than a human is simply untrue. Any dog bite that pierces the skin should be examined by your primary physician within 24 hours.
What Are the Challenges with a Dog Bite Injury
There are many challenges associated with a dog bite injury case. Many dog bites occur to hands, arms, torso and legs when the victim attempts to defend themselves. Dog bites can result in serious injuries to the face and torso and other highly visible areas of the body which result in serious scarring. These injuries often require plastic surgery (in some cases multiple procedures) to correct or minimize.
Dog bites wounds often consist of:
- Tearing wounds and lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Ligament, tendon and nerve injury
- Infection or rabies
- Psychological challenges such as PTSD
Dog bite treatment strategies are highly dependent upon the facts of each case, but most serious dog bites and attacks will require multiple medical treatments, plastic surgery and emotional counseling from a psychologist or psychiatrist.
Kentucky Places Strict Liability Upon the Owner of the Dog
Kentucky laws require dog owners to exercise constant control over their pets, and provide strict liability for victims of dog bites and attacks. The Roberts Law Office will work with you to protect your legal and financial interests, and hold the responsible parties accountable. It is important to acknowledge that in many cases a dog bite injury victim knows the owner of the dog who bit them quite well. It is often a family member, close friend or neighbor. In these cases the victim and their family may be worried about “suing a family member or friend.” Jeff Roberts has lived in Southwestern Kentucky his whole life. He understands the importance of family and friends and protecting these relationships.
The actual medical costs and other expenses associated with dog bite injury cases are covered by homeowners insurance or renters insurance. You can entrust your case to an experienced personal injury attorney with more than 25 years of experience. We work to make sure you have the resources to fully recover from your injuries and to provide plastic surgery when necessary to minimize or eliminate scarring in highly visible areas of the body.
Contact an Experienced Murray and Southwestern Kentucky Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Have you or someone you love suffered a dog bite injury in Murray, Paducah or Southwestern Kentucky? The Roberts Law Office brings more than 25 years of experience to personal injury cases and is highly recommended by our former clients. They value our skill, responsiveness and the compassion with which we handle their cases as well as the positive outcome we achieve.
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Jeff Roberts will help you to understand the legal and financial issues associated with your case and aggressively pursue the fair compensation you deserve. We invite you to contact us or call (270) 753-0053 for a free consultation and speak personally with an experienced and personable Murray car accident and injury attorney. Learn how we will work to protect you and your family and seek just compensation so that you can focus on recovering from what has happened and moving forward with your life.