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How Dangerous Are Dog Bite Injuries?

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If you have been attacked by a dog, you may want to get in touch with a Tulsa, OK dog bite attorney. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. An attorney from Wandres Law, P.C. can help you pursue a timely claim against the negligent parties.

Complications from a Dog Bite

Dogs are often thought of as friendly and gentle animals. However, that does not mean that some dogs do not bite. They may bite out of fear, stress, pain, or frustration. If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to seek immediate medical attention to prevent your injuries from getting worse.

Here are some complications people can sustain from dog bites.


If a dog bites very deep into your skin, you may be at risk of infection. The bacteria from the dog’s mouth can make its way into the epidermis. Common signs of infection include swelling, pain and redness. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by cleaning the wound immediately.


If you have been bitten by a dog, there is a chance of contracting rabies. The disease is deadly, so prompt medical attention is crucial. Symptoms of rabies include fever, vomiting, excessive salivation, confusion, and hallucinations. However, the symptoms may not show up until days after the dog bite.

Nerve damage

Sometimes dog bites result in nerve damage if they are severe enough. As a Tulsa dog bite lawyer can attest, victims can lose movement and feel in the affected body parts. They may not be able to return to work for a while and need assistance with daily activities.


Unfortunately, some dog bites are so bad that they cause disfigurement. For example, a deep bite may cause scarring. You may need plastic surgery to repair it. Likewise, it is not also unheard of for dogs to bite off limbs. These injuries can change your life forever.

Emotional distress

Many people focus on the physical injuries from dog bites. However, they can cause a lot of emotional trauma as well. Dog bite victims may experience anxiety after an attack and be afraid of getting near dogs. They may also develop depression if they suffer permanent injuries from the attack. Victims may benefit from seeking mental health counseling. 

Discussing Your Dog Bite Case with an Attorney

If you plan to pursue compensation for your dog bite injuries, it is wise to have an experienced attorney on your side. The legal professionals at Wandres Law, P.C. have extensive experience with dog bite cases and can help you go after the compensation you deserve. An attorney will know the true value of your case and help you gather evidence to prove your claim. He or she will handle negotiations with the insurance company and improve your chances of getting a fair settlement.

Schedule a consultation with a Tulsa dog bite lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. to talk about your case in detail.

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