After you or your child has become the victim of a dog attack, you may begin to worry about rabies, infection and the psychological harm done, not to mention medical bills associated with an infected dog bite. If you feel as if you have nowhere to turn, you should contact a lawyer at Hensley Legal Group, PC, to discuss dog bite liability and whether you should pursue a personal injury claim.
How an Indianapolis Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help
Our team has experience handling dog attack cases and can help in several ways by:
- Assessing your case based on Indiana dog bite liability laws.
- Conducting an investigation and interviewing witnesses to track down the owner of the dog that attacked you.
- Consulting with medical experts to get a fair estimate of your future medical expenses.
- Handling negotiations with insurance companies.
Injuries inflicted by “man’s best friend” should not be taken lightly, especially if there are signs of infection such as redness, swelling and pus. An infected dog bite can lead to death in some cases, which is why you should clean your wounds and seek immediate medical attention if your injuries are serious or if there are signs of an infection.
Traumatic Injuries Caused by a Dog Bite Attack
At Hensley Legal Group, we understand that a dog attack has long-lasting effects on your life, and will investigate the issues you’ve been forced to face. In some cases, a dog attack can lead to:
- Disfiguring Scars
- Nerve Damage
- Puncture Wounds
- Abrasions and Lacerations
- Rabies, Sepsis or Tetanus (caused by an infected dog bite)
- Crushed Bones and Ripped Tendons
- Limb Amputation
- Avulsion and Tissue Loss
Besides medical bills, you will have to grapple with physical and emotional pain and trauma, all of which you should be compensated for if a negligent owner failed to protect you or your child from their vicious dog. Other damages you may be entitled to include lost wages, lost earning potential and emotional counseling.
Responding to Your Needs After a Serious Dog Bite Attack in Indiana
To preserve your legal rights it’s crucial that you contact an Indianapolis dog bite lawyer at Hensley Legal Group, PC, as soon as you are capable. Call us today for a free consultation. You should also download a copy of our free book, Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims. The sooner you contact us for a free consultation, the sooner we’ll be able to help.