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Common Dog Bite Injuries

Experienced Columbus Dog Bite Lawyer Helping Victims and Families Recover Just Compensation for Serious Injuries

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it is important to speak with a Columbus dog bite lawyer about your legal rights. Dog bites can result in serious injuries, and these injuries can lead to significant financial and non-financial costs. While dog attack victims and their families are entitled to compensation for these costs in most cases, filing a successful claim requires experienced legal representation.

We Help Victims and Families Seek Just Compensation for All Types of Dog Bite Injuries

At Malek & Malek Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing dog bite victims and their families. We understand the physical, emotional and financial tolls that victims and their families often endure, and we are passionate about ensuring that our clients receive just compensation. We handle cases involving all types of dog bite injuries, including common injuries such as:

Puncture Wounds

Puncture wounds are extremely common dog bite injuries. Dogs of all sizes have more than enough bite strength to puncture the skin with their teeth when they attack. While the severity of puncture wounds can vary depending on the length of the dog’s teeth and the viciousness of the attack, all puncture wounds can be painful and potentially result in scarring or other permanent effects.

Nerve Damage

When a dog’s teeth puncture the skin, this can also cause serious—and potentially permanent—nerve damage. In many parts of the body, the nerves are just below the skin. As a result, when dogs attack these parts of the body (including the feet, ankles, hands and face), nerve damage is extremely common.

Soft Tissue Damage

Soft tissue damage is another common dog bite injury. In many cases, this damage is the result of an avulsion, which involves the tissue being physically ripped away from other parts of the body. Ligament, muscle and tendon damage are all common injuries from vicious dog attacks.

Broken Bones

Many dogs have enough bite strength to break victims’ bones when they bite. While broken bones from dog bites are most common among children, adults can suffer bone crushes and fractures during dog attacks as well.

Infections

Risk of infections, including tetanus and rabies, can be significant health concerns for dog bite victims as well. If not treated promptly, infections from dog bites can potentially have long-term, permanent or even life-threatening implications.

Again, these are just some of the most common examples of dog bite injuries. Regardless of the injuries you or your loved one has suffered, if you are dealing with the consequences of a dog attack in Columbus, we strongly encourage you to speak with a lawyer at our firm about your legal rights.

Discuss Your Legal Rights with a Columbus Dog Bite Lawyer

To discuss your legal rights with a Columbus dog bite lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm, call us at 888-444-7440 or request a free consultation online today. We will schedule a time for you to speak with one of our lawyers in confidence as soon as possible.