The distant barking of a dog makes you jump. Nightmarish visions of gnashing teeth wake you at night. Even the cuddliest furry rodent makes you a little nervous, reminding you of that horrible day.
When you've been the victim of a serious Missouri dog attack, your entire perception on life changes. You might find yourself wary of walking outside at night. You may shy away from every animal you meet. You are likely dealing with serious injuries as well as a sudden mistrust of man's best friend.
Rest assured that you are not alone. More than four million people in the United States suffer dog bites each year. More than three-fourths of these dog bites come from the teeth of a family pet or friend's pet.
A normally tame pet may suddenly become aggressive in an attempt to protect against a perceived threat. When you become the victim of such an attack, you may find yourself dealing with:
- Expensive medical bills
- Multiple reconstructive surgeries
- Possible loss of a limb
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Fear of animals
While caution is healthy, you should not have to live in fear following a dog bite. It's time for you to begin living again.
If you have been injured by a dog bite in Missouri or Illinois, you may want to contact an experienced Missouri dog bite attorney. We can help you recoup damages for your injuries and get you the necessary counseling to help you cope with your experience.
To learn how we can help, call Alvin Wolff Jr. and Associates at 877-241-1020 to set up an appointment. When you visit, don't forget to pick up your free copy of How to Pick a Lawyer.