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Can a dog attack impact your life after the incident?

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2019 | Dog Bites |

As a resident of Nevada who has ended up as the victim in an unexpected dog attack, you may struggle with many issues in both the short and long term. We at the Hanratty Law Group are here to help you understand the reaching consequences of an attack and get you the help you need to start moving forward again.

First, there are the physical effects of these incidents. Dog bite attacks can leave you suffering with deep wounds, lacerations, and infection. You may also suffer from damage to the head, neck and face, since those are the areas most commonly attacked. Unfortunately, depending on the severity, you could be left with scarring. You may even need reconstructive surgery, which can take a long time to recover from and result in scarring as well.

However, there can also be mental affects. Many victims of dog attacks, perhaps including yourself, end up suffering from symptoms commonly found in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can include vivid nightmares, cold sweats, sleeplessness, and anxiety. Some may find themselves with developing or worsening mood disorders, such as depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Others can withdraw from social interaction for fear of running into a dog outside.

If you have suffered from a dog bite, you can take a look at our web page on dog bite injuries, located here. You can also contact our experienced attorneys directly to discuss your own unique circumstances and start getting a look at how you can get your life back on track after a bite.