Most of the time pets are fun and loveable. However, some people’s animals may be better-behaved than others. When aggressive or untrained pets are allowed to roam the neighborhood, they can attack you and those you love.
Animal bites can be scarring, both physically and mentally. If you or someone you know has been attacked by another person’s animal, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the animal’s owner. For more information, contact a Champaign personal injury attorney from the firm of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 328-2828.
Injuries Caused by Animal Attacks
Animals can attack with a surprising amount of force. Additionally, cats and dogs can carry bacteria that contribute to infections. Other injuries that can be caused by animal bites include:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Torn or damaged tendons
- Diseases such as rabies and cat scratch
Treating Animal Bites
If the wound is small and not gaping, you can clean it out yourself with soap and warm water. You should apply an antibacterial ointment and utilize sterile bandages to prevent infection. However, if the injury is deep and you suspect major damage, you should visit a doctor.
Additionally, if the bite is on your hand, foot, or head, you should go to the doctor’s office. If bleeding does not stop within fifteen minutes, this can indicate major damage as well. A physician will be able to clean out the wound and give you stitches if necessary.
While most animal bites are easy to treat at home, some can result in dangerous infections and permanent nerve damage. To help you deal with the legal aspects of your injury, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 today.