Dogs are a popular household pet in America. For the most part, these canine companions are relatively harmless. Nonetheless, it’s important to remember that under certain conditions, a dog has the potential to be dangerous.
The bite of a dog typically generates double the amount of power of a human bite. What this means is that a dog can cause severe damage when it decides to clamp down on a target. Not only can the power of a dog bite injure flesh, but it can also go straight through to the bone.
These types of injuries can be life-altering and the scarring can impact people in numerous ways both physically and emotionally.
Having to relive the event
There are few things more traumatic than a dog attack. People want to forget what happened as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible, and a person may relive the event for months and even years to come. Scars can act as a trigger that takes the person back to the event over and over again.
Loss of confidence
It isn’t right to judge an individual based on their looks. Unfortunately, much of the world still operates like this. A permanent scar will change your appearance. Most people won’t care, but some might make unfair judgments. All of this can be a severe knock on your confidence.
You may not be able to get rid of your scars, but it should be possible to recover from your physical and emotional pain. This could take some time, and you may need a little help. Seeking some legal guidance will give you an idea of your options for pursuing compensation from the responsible party.