Signs You Should Seek Medical Treatment for a Dog Bite

With over 78 million dogs in homes across the county, it can sometimes be easy to forget that these animals can potentially be dangerous if they attack or act aggressively. Although dogs can be some of the kindest and tamest animals around, they can also be dangerous if they are not properly trained or controlled. Suffering an injury from a dog bite can be devastating, and if the bite is severe enough, you may have to seek medical attention.

Dog bites can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and the costs of treating these damages can be financially devastating. Dog bites injuries cost victims over $1 billion every year. Fortunately, if you were attacked by someone else’s dog, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. For more information, contact an Oklahoma injury lawyer with the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.

When You Need Medical Treatment

There are roughly 4.5 million dog attack victims every year in the United States. Dog bite injuries can vary in severity, depending on the size and breed of the dog and the nature of the attack. While some can be treated at home, you may need to seek treatment from a medical professional if you have suffered any of the following:

  • Deep lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Fractured bones
  • Swelling in the bite area
  • A bite from an unknown dog without rabies tags

By taking legal action today, you can fight for compensation to pay for medical bills and any other financial losses you have suffered because of your injury.

Contact Us

At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you need if you have suffered a bog bite injury because of a negligent dog owner. Contact us today at (405) 239-7046 and schedule an initial consultation today.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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