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Adler Law Group, LLC - Hartford Personal Injury Lawyer

Phone: 860-333-5797 | Toll Free: 800-693-9147

Phone: 860-333-5797 | Toll Free: 800-693-9147
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Youngest children are most vulnerable to dog bite injuries

On Behalf of | May 18, 2022 | Animal Bites |

A large percentage of Hartford area residents own a dog. Many people consider their dogs as members of the family. Although most dogs are friendly and loving, any dog can unexpectedly bite a person. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you know how scary it can be. Children are especially susceptible to dog bite injuries, and these injuries can be permanent.

Studies have shown that children who are age 2 and under make up the majority of people in the United States who are treated for dog bites each year. Ages 6-12 make up the next largest group of people who are injured by dog bites.

Common injuries that children face include:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Injuries to face and hands

Many of these injuries can be quite serious, especially for younger children. There is risk of infection along with the need for major reconstructive surgery. Sadly, some dog attacks are fatal.

The aftermath of an attack

In the aftermath of a dog bite, victims may also require painful rabies shots. In some cases, they may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

If your child has been affected by a dog bite injury you may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding the dog bite and help determine who is responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses and other damages.

 

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