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How To Know If Your Dog Bite Is Infected

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims in all types of injury dog bite cases ranging from severe disfigurement, pain and suffering, infection, bone fracture injuries, rabies, and even nerve damage. An estimation of approximately 2 million dog bites happen each year, although, only 1% of those bitten are said to be serious enough for infection.

Children are highest at risk from ages 5 to 9 years of age because they are not educated enough on the subject to know that dogs can cause harm. To a child a dog may seem kind and friendly, but you never know when a dog could turn on you. Children need to be taught basic tips for handling a dog such as do not approach an unfamiliar dog, do not run from a dog or scream, do not disturb a dog if eating, sleeping, or caring for puppies etc.

Many of times when a person is attacked by a dog, the dog bite injury becomes infected.  If not treated fast enough, the dog bite could lead to a serious infection including Rabies, Tetanus, or even Sepsis. The symptoms could worsen as result and cause sudden death.

Some of the most common symptoms of a dog bite being infected include:

  1. 1.      Swelling
  2. 2.      Hallucinations
  3. 3.      Flu like symptoms (such as headache, high fever)
  4. 4.      Muscle Spasms

Legal Rights Afer a Michigan Dog Bite Injury Attack

Victims who are bitten by a dog in Michigan and suffer injuries do have legal rights. There are specific Michigan dog bite laws that apply to these types of cases. Owners and keepers of dogs in Michigan are strictly liable for dog bites and attacks. This means that the dog bite victim does not have to prove that the owner was negligent, only that he or she was bitten or attacked. There are also strict Michigan leash laws that hold the dog owner liable if their unleashed dog bites or attacks an innocent person.

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer No Fee Promise

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you in your case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

Our experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers will hire specialized investigators to document the incident, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect. For more information on your legal rights after a an accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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