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Tamarac Dog Bites

Even dog owners who adore their pets know that animals can become aggressive and can bite in certain situations. There are lots of reasons why a dog or an animal might attack person. In some cases, the animal is simply bred or trained for aggression. In other cases, the animal is startled or is provoked in some way. Sometimes, an animal’s illness can lead to an attack.

No matter what the cause, an animal bite or attack in Tamarac is a serious medical emergency. Not only can the animal pass along infection, including rabies, to the human victim, but the injuries themselves can be quite painful and even dangerous. The wounds can become infected and in some cases heavy bleeding or scarring is a real possibility. If you or your child has been injured by a dog bite or animal attack, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to discuss your legal options. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.

What to Do After an Animal Attack or Dog Mauling in Tamarac or Your Community

Every animal attack and dog bite should be treated like a medical emergency. It is important to find out as much as possible about the animal and to get proper vaccinations and precautions taken if the animal does not have its rabies and other vaccinations. Even if an animal is fully vaccinated, the blood loss and the tearing that can occur with a dog bite can lead to scarring, fractures, and other serious injuries. For children, head and brain injuries are a concern. It is important to get medical treatment right away in order to clean the wound and increase the chances of healing.

If scarring is a problem, doctors may recommend skin resurfacing, skin grafts, or other types of cosmetic procedures in order to return the victim's face or skin to the pre-attack condition. Unfortunately, many medical insurance plans do not cover this type of surgery, as it is not strictly medically necessary. For victims of dog attacks, though, getting these types of procedures is important to regaining their confidence.

Personal Injury Claims in Tamarac or Your Florida Community

Seeking compensation through a legal claim, if you are eligible, can give you the financial resources you need in order to get all the medical treatment you need. Speak with a personal injury attorney in Tamarac or your community who has experience with animal attacks and insurance laws. An attorney may be able to submit an insurance claim in Tamarac or file a legal claim so that you can get the medical treatment you need.

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog or has been attacked by an animal, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free, no obligation case review. You may have more legal options than you think and seeking a legal claim can help prevent future animal attacks while providing you with the financial resources you need to pay for quality medical care.