A dog bite or attack can result in a serious physical injury with permanent scarring. However, the physical injuries are only one component of recovering from a dog bite or vicious attack. The psychological impact is often diagnosed as a post traumatic stress event, resulting in loss of “security” and an inability to cope with normal social environments such as a visit to the beach or a trip to the grocery. Dog bite victims can become insecure – constantly scanning for potential sources of unexpected danger. This has a substantial impact on enjoyment and quality of life.
Physical scarring, especially on the face, chest and legs can result in a loss of self esteem, especially in children and young women. As experienced Carlsbad and North County dog bite and injury attorneys we understand the importance of providing for future counseling and emotional support for our clients. We will pursue a settlement that addresses not only the medical costs, but provides for future needed medical care including therapy and counseling. It is important to consider all of what has happened and work to build a plan of recovery that will return the child or dog bite victim to full health.