You, like many other people in Indiana, may love animals and even own a pet. However, there is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the shock and pain of experiencing an attack from an animal. Animal bites and attacks from pets owned by other people can not only be the cause of great mental and emotional suffering, they can cause great physical damage as well.
Pets are often part of the family, and you may have friends who refer to their animals as their children. Some may even include their dogs or cats in family portraits or throw parties for their pets' birthdays. Perhaps you are one of those whose emotional attachment to your pet runs deep.
Each year, thousands of animal bites take place in the United States, mostly involving dogs. When you have suffered a dog bite, your first priority naturally is to pursue medical attention right away. After all, failure to undergo treatment may lead to an infection or even death if the dog had a disease.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, while falling, or from a dog bite, you will find that an injury costs more than just the medical bills. After a severe injury you can be impacted financially, physically and emotionally. Many times the mounting costs and suffering add up to be much more than what an insurance company is willing to pay.
An unprovoked attack by a dog can be frightening and disorienting, but it is important to keep track of details regarding the animal, its owner and the medical treatment you require, along with any other disruptions to your life, such as time off work while you recover.