When it comes to dog bites and other animal attacks, victims — especially young children — may suffer from psychological as well as physical injuries. Those who once enjoyed interacting with dogs may suffer from serious anxiety and other psychological conditions as a result of the attack.
If you or your child has been attacked by a dog or another domestic pet in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, our team at McDonald at Law can provide you with the award-winning representation necessary to hold negligent owners accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve. You can schedule your free consultation now by calling our office.
Dog bites can come in a number of forms, ranging from relatively minor puncture wounds to serious or even life-threatening maulings. Bites or maulings from larger or more aggressive animals may result in serious, life-altering disabilities and impairments. Additionally, if you or your child is bitten, it’s important to test for rabies and other harmful bacteria, as these can have serious health consequences if not treated immediately.
Even if you or your loved one makes a full or nearly full physical recovery, scarring or disfigurement can contribute to self-esteem and appearance issues. As mentioned, there may be other psychological issues — such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety — that can affect you for the rest of your life.
A dog bite or animal attack can incur a long, difficult recovery process. In addition to initial treatments to stabilize a victim, there may be physical therapy, reconstructive surgeries, psychological treatments and other treatments that can last weeks, months or even years down the road.
At McDonald at Law, we will help you receive compensation for the full spectrum of your injuries. In many cases, insurance companies will try to settle claims quickly to avoid having to pay for future medical treatments. We will work with medical professionals and other specialists to determine the full extent of your injuries and pursue a settlement or award that covers all your immediate and future expenses.
Although you may be tempted to accept an initial settlement and move on, it’s important to remain patient and assess all your options. We will deal with the insurance company on your behalf, help you get the treatments you need and hold negligent pet owners accountable for their actions or inaction. We are a team of experienced litigators and have obtained multimillion-dollar awards and settlements on behalf of our clients.
As one of the most decorated and respected personal injury practices in the state, we are confident that our attorneys can help you and your family resolve your claim quickly, efficiently and effectively.
To speak with us about your claim during a free consultation, call today or send us an email by completing our contact form. Our dog bite lawyers work with clients in Lancaster and throughout Pennsylvania. If you are unable to come to our office, we will make arrangements to come to you.