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A dog bite can be very serious and lead to rabies or tetanus infection. Immediate medical care is needed when the bite is from a dog that has or might have rabies. Symptoms of infection include redness, swelling, increased pain, and oozing. A doctor should look at these symptoms right away. Bite wounds from dogs can range from minor to life-threatening and need to be treated quickly to prevent infection or traumatic complications. Most dog bites affect children ages 6-13 but can happen to anyone at anytime.
It is a fact of life that dogs bite. But dog bites are not a simply a childhood rite of passage. Dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans of all ages every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Some 885,000 dog bite victims each year require medical attention – about half of them are children. In one recent year, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs, the CDC says. Because these accidents are so common, you must be prepared to call a dog bite lawyer as soon as the incidence occurs. The commitment of a dog bite attorney could spell the difference between a failed case and a successful outcome for anyone seeking full compensation after an dog bite in the state of Georgia.
Melman Law Group has experienced attorneys dedicated to using our legal services to fight for victims of dog bite accidents. We provide high-quality legal representation to every one of our clients. Every client is treated with personal attention and compassion. We help our clients receive proper compensation for their unfortunate circumstance. After all, insurance companies tend to seek to minimize compensation. What can seem like a fair settlement might fail to cover long-term medical costs, lost wages from missed work due to the accident, or delayed injuries or damages that weren’t accounted for in the original settlement amount. We’re experts at navigating the often confusing and uncertain legal and insurance process.
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