When you contact us about a dog bite, our first priority is to ensure you get all the medical care you may need. The pain, stress and disorienting effects of an animal attack keep many people from identifying all their injuries when they first seek attention. If you have obvious cuts or puncture wounds, these may be attended to while other equally serious problems go unnoticed.
Our extensive experience as dog bite attorneys enables us to ask questions that expose more of your current injuries and possible future problems. If the victim is a child or vulnerable adult, this can be especially important.
By digging deeply into the exact circumstances of the attack, we can determine whether you may have been injured in a twist, fall or collision with an object as well as by the actual dog bite. We ask questions doctors and nurses may not ask, such as when you became frightened and how you felt at different times during the traumatic event.
This approach enables us to anticipate a full range of your potential needs, including:
Diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, bone scans and other procedures not immediately suggested by emergency room staff or your physician
Referrals to specialists for any orthopedic or other physical problem that may not be visible or noticeable immediately after the injury
Evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can result from any traumatic experience and require extensive treatment
Unfortunately, dog bite treatment and the other consequences of an attack may be factors for years. Financial recoveries in dog bite cases involving children and young adults are as large as they sometimes are for very good reasons: Many years or a lifetime of treatment may be required, and the impact of serious trauma and injury on a young life is very hard to measure in dollars.
Whatever your age and circumstances, we are San Diego dog bite attorneys who will place your health and well-being first in every aspect of dealing with your potential case. For a caring approach and the benefit of our experience, contact us as soon as possible after any serious dog bite.
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