Dog bites are a pretty common injury. It depends on the circumstances and the extent of the injury, but generally, as long as the dog’s teeth were touching you, it is possible that you may be able to file a dog bite claim. Dog bites can cause psychological injuries as well as physical ones. You also could end up with abrasions, infections, and many other injuries that aren’t skin puncture wounds. A dog bite injury can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a lifelong phobia of dogs. In those cases, it may be possible to obtain compensation for punitive damages in your Kansas City settlement, due to the reduced quality of life.
If you’re not sure if you have a case or not, contact one of our experienced dog bite attorneys today. We are happy to discuss the details of your injury and offer our expert advice on your particular case. Also, we highly recommend that you download your FREE copy of our book “Don't Wreck Your Injury Claim" for more information about any injury claim.