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What emotional issues can result from a dog bite?
The specific dog bite laws provide victims with the legal right to hold dog owners strictly liable for any injuries they suffer. The injuries like puncture wounds, lacerations, nerve damage, and many more can occur due to a dog bite. Although physical injuries from bites can be severe, a victim must not ignore the emotional effects of the dog bite. The emotional consequences can lead to long-lasting challenges and need effective treatment to return to a stable state after the dog attack. Hence, when assisting in filing a claim, the personal injury lawyer will hold the owner liable for physical injuries and emotional trauma. Some of the emotional issues that victim suffers after dog bites are:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dog attacks can be disturbing and can rouse PTSD. The common symptoms of PTSD are irrational, fearful thoughts, anxiety, depression, feeling guilt, lack of proper emotions, flashbacks, and nightmares of the incident.
Emotional issues due to scars
The victim may be left with visible physical injuries and can develop emotional distress due to the appearance. They can suffer from depression, drop self-esteem and body image. Such emotional struggles often require psychological treatment and medication.
Intense fear of dogs
Fearful dog attacks can leave a lasting impression on the victim's mind, and they can develop a lifetime fear of dogs. The victims will avoid visiting friends or relatives who own dogs or always act afraid while running into a dog on the streets.
You can consult an experienced Barrix Law Firm Grand Haven Dog Bite Lawyer if you or your loved one has suffered from physical and emotional pain due to a dog bite. The lawyer will help you receive compensation and calculate the amount based on symptoms like PTSD or other emotional distress.
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