Dog bites can cause very serious nerve damage to victims. Unfortunately, there are some dog owners that do not take the necessary precautions to protect others from their dangerous dogs. It’s important that dog owners in Houston be cautious when taking their dogs out in public, particularly if the dog has ever shown signs that it may bite.
The most common consequences from a dog bite are lacerations, which may involve scarring, as well as infection. Scars can be serious and can cause additional emotional suffering for the victim. Scars often need surgery or a laser procedure to remove, or may not be able to be removed.
Nerve damage can also result from dog bites. Dog bites can cause victims to lose sensation in certain parts of their body. People with nerve damage may also have a loss of sensation in their limbs, as well as impaired movement. In some cases, the nerve may be surgically repaired, but in other cases, the nerve may be permanently damaged.
Dog bites are very serious situations and can cause huge amounts of damages. Dog owners can be held responsible in some cases. In others, another party could be responsible. Victims of dog bites can recover for their lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, disfigurement, and other damages.If you have been injured in Houston by a dog, you should speak with an attorney. You may have legal options. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more, or visit our Twitter page to learn more about the firm.