Dog Bite

Florida Dog Bite Lawyers

Any type of animal attack can be physically devastating for the victim, resulting in severe injuries. The extent of those injuries can range from minor bruising to lacerations, disfigurement, or even loss of limbs or appendages.

The most common form of animal attacks tend to be dog bites, as dogs are more commonly owned than any other type of animal which is capable of causing injuries from an attack.

The damage from a dog’s bite doesn’t necessarily end with the physical injury, however. Due to the aggressive manner in which some of these attacks occur, the victims may suffer emotional trauma for a long time after the attack.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A common consequence of dog bites is PTSD, which can occur in both children and adults. PTSD is a mental health problem which arises after a person has experienced a traumatic event.

After a dog attack, victims often experience severe anxiety and it is not uncommon for them to find it difficult to be around animals, dogs especially. Some who were animal lovers before the attack may even find themselves giving up their pets because of the emotional trauma they suffered.

Some possible PTSD symptoms include:

  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Nightmares
  • Confusion
  • Avoiding other people or activities
  • Flashbacks

Know Your Rights

Dog owners will often blame the victims of the attack and find some way to justify it, like saying that the victim shouldn’t have gotten as close to their dog. The truth is, however, that they are solely to blame for not being able to protect others from their animal.

If you were bitten by a dog, contact an experienced dog bite lawyer now to find out more about what you can do to get the compensation you deserve.

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