Dog Bite Injuries - Medical Treatment

Nationwide, almost 800,000 people each year require medical treatment due to dog bite injuries and more than 367,000 victims end up in an emergency room after a dog attack. In 2010 there were 34 fatal dog attacks in the USA. Most of the victims who receive medical attention are children, half of whom are bitten in the face. Getting bitten by a dog is the fifth most frequent cause of visits to emergency rooms caused by activities common among children. And it is estimated that for every dog bite attack that is reported, three go unreported. Speak with one of our lawyers during normal business hours (M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm) and speak with highly rated dog bite attorneys immediately.

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Types of Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites and dog attacks can cause blood loss, serious infection, deep puncture wounds, lacerations, scars, nerve damage, bone fractures, paralysis, and even death. Owners of vicious dogs can be held financially responsible for any injuries caused by their dogs. Victims of dog bites caused by negligent dog owners have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, expenses, trauma, disfigurement, disability, pain, and loss of quality of life. Dog bite losses exceed $1 billion per year, with over $300 million paid by homeowners insurance.

What To Do After Being Attacked by a Dog

When you or a loved one is a victim of an attack by a dog, it is important that evidence be meticulously preserved as quickly as possible after first obtaining medical care. You should immediately contact law enforcement, local animal control, and of course a dog bite lawyer, and demand an investigation into your dog attack or dog bite incident. Also make every effort to determine the identity and address of the dog's owner. Finally, the victim should document his or her injuries using photographs.

What We Can Do For You

After the victim obtains appropriate medical care and preserves basic information about the circumstances of his or her dog bite injury, the victim should contact a qualified personal injury attorney with experience handling dog bite injury claims. When a dog bites and you are injured, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney who represents dog bite victims in dog bite lawsuits. At Harris Velázquez Gibbens, our team has decades of experience advocating for our clients and dealing with insurance companies to ensure that victims of dog attacks throughout Oregon are treated fairly and receive appropriate compensation. We perform a full investigation in each case and keep our clients updated. We are also able to ensure that medical bills and lost earnings are quickly paid. We treat each client with compassion and respect.

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If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite or dog attack, call our law firm today at (503) 648-4777 for a no-obligation consultation from an experienced do bite lawyer today.

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