If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, seeking medical attention is a little more obvious when the skin has been damaged. However, it is also important to assess the underlying structures that may have also been injured in the attack.
Dog bite victims often focus on the cosmetic appearance of the wound. While that is certainly important, the health care practitioner may be more concerned about the injuries that will impair the body’s function. Each Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers will most likely ask you about all three of these possible treatment issues.
- Skin Damage
- Injury to the underlying tissues such as muscle, nerve, and bone
- Any Infection
For example, a laceration to a hand may look bad, but more important than the potential scarring would be a lacerated tendon that would prevent a finger from moving.
Also of great importance is the potential for infection. Dog bites inoculate bacteria deep into tissue, and while not as aggressive as cat bites, the majority of dog bites do get infected.
If you've been hurt by a dog bite, you can ask any Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers your legal questions. We're dedicated to holding dog owners accountable, and we'll do everything we can to get you the maximum value for your claim.