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Dog Bite? You May Be Entitled to Compensation.

Aug 23, 2017 | Dog Bite


Although rare, dog bites happen more often than you may think. If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may not think much of it at first, but what seems like a minor injury could soon develop major consequences.

Because dogs have long sharp teeth, their bites can transfer huge amounts of bacteria deep into the skin. This can overwhelm the body’s immune system, putting victims like you at risk of suffering serious infections at the location of the bite or throughout the body. In some cases, infections caused by a dog bite can be even be fatal.

In addition, dogs’ sharp teeth can also cause muscle, ligament, and nerve damage, resulting in reduced mobility and even paralysis of the affected part of the body.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know Indiana’s laws regarding dog bites. We can build a claim designed to get you the money you deserve, including compensation for:

  • Medical bills – Serious dog bites require immediate medical attention. In severe cases, victims may even need prolonged stays in the hospital, surgery, and physical rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages – Dog bite victims may have difficulty using their arms, hands, fingers, legs, or feet. These injuries can make it difficult or impossible for them to go back to work, resulting in lost income.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a dog bite, don’t take the situation lightly. Get to the doctor right away, and get in touch with an experienced Indiana dog bite lawyer to protect your rights. Call or fill out our online form to get a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team today.

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