Dog Bite Scarring and Disfigurement

Dogs and humans have a long history of companionship that dates back to prehistoric times. And though dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend‚” they are still animals and act largely on the basis of instinct. A dog that feels threatened‚ or a dog that is protecting its territory or owner‚ may occasionally bite and seriously injure a human. Even though dogs have been domesticated for thousands and thousands of years‚ they still have the jaws and teeth of their hunter ancestors which were designed for piercing and tearing flesh. This is why severe dog bites can leave scars and permanently disfigure a victim.

If you or a family member has been bitten by a dog‚ the owner of that dog can be held liable for any injuries or losses suffered. To ensure that you secure a settlement worthy of your injury‚ it is crucial that you contact an experienced San Diego dog bite lawyer. The attorneys at the San Diego offices of Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers have been successfully representing Southern California injury victims for the last 15 years. We will put our experience and knowledge behind your claim so that you can get the settlement you deserve. Call Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Can I Get Compensation for My Dog Bite Injuries in San Diego?

If you’ve suffered a dog bite injury‚ you may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:

  • Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Emotion trauma and mental duress
  • Emotional therapy
  • Future medical treatments related to your injury
  • Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
  • Loss of career or earning potential
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and sufferingÂ
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Punitive damages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement

What Are Common Dog Bite Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)‚ 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. About one out of every five of those bites results in an injury that requires medical attention. It is also estimated that $100 million is spent treating dog bite injuries each year in the United States. The following are some common injuries that dog bites cause:

  • Crushed bones
  • Cuts‚ abrasions‚ and scratches
  • Punctures
  • Lacerations
  • Torn muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Underlying tissue damage

Common Medical Treatments for Dog Bites

Because of the carnivorous nature of their teeth‚ dog bites often require the following painful and expensive medical treatments such as:

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Tissue grafts
  • Skin grafts
  • Reattaching blood vessels
  • Plastic surgery

Contact Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers Today

Even if you’re an animal lover and don’t fault the dog‚ someone is going to have to pay your medical bills and cover your lost wages. This responsible party should be the owner’s insurance company. But‚ insurance companies aren’t in the business of making things right‚ they’re in the business of making money. To ensure that the owner’s insurance provider offers you the settlement that you deserve‚ you’ll need the representation of a dog bite injury attorney in San Diego. Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers is here to help you and your family after a dog bite. Call (888) 233-5020 today to get Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers on your side.

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