Animal Attacks

Dogs and cats were domesticated long ago. Normally, these creatures offer companionship for humans, but if they are upset or ill-trained, they can quickly turn and attack. Animal attacks can lead to permanent physical damage as well as life-threatening infections such as rabies. Thus, it is imperative that owners keep their pets under control.

Unfortunately, however, some pet owners do not take care of their animals as they should. If an animal owner allows his or her pets to wander, they can attack you or those you love. If you have been a victim of an animal attack, you should not let this act go unpunished. To fight back, contact an experienced Stevens Point personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Damages from Animal Bites

Many animals have strong, powerful jaws that can inflict serious harm on the human body. Not only can the teeth puncture the skin, but muscular jaws allow dogs and other animals to crush their victims. This can leave you with serious injuries such as:

  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle damage
  • Broken bones
  • Deep puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring

Infections from Animal Attacks

An animal attack can open your body to serious infections. As the body part most often attacked by animals, the hands are also the most prone to infections. Besides bacterial infections, animal saliva can also transfer the rabies virus into your body. If left untreated, the rabies virus is almost always fatal.

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Pet owners have the responsibility of vaccinating their pets against rabies as well as keeping them under control. This can mean enclosing them in a secure yard, pen, or on a leash. If a negligent pet owner fails in this duty to you, resulting in an animal attack, you should fight back in order to discourage future carelessness. Contact a knowledgeable Stevens Point personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case.