Animal & Dog Bite Lawyers in Arlington
Each year, thousands of people in America are bitten by an animal. Dog bites are the most common type of dog bite. In 2012, 38 fatal dog bites occurred in the United States. Fortunately, there are several things that can be done to treat an animal bite before it becomes fatal. If you have a minor wound, then you will need to thoroughly wash the wound with water and soap. After you have finished cleaning the wound, you will need to apply an antibiotic cream and cover the area with a clean bandage.
You will need to seek medical care if you have a deep wound. Apply pressure with a clean cloth to stop the bleeding until you can get to a doctor. It is important for you to watch out for the signs of infection. Increased oozing, pain, redness and swelling are some of the symptoms of a dog bite.
Even though animal bites are usually caused by dogs, cat bites are more likely to cause an infection. Cat bites are usually puncture wounds, and it is much harder to thoroughly cleanse them. People who are bitten by wild animals or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated are very likely to develop rabies.
Rabies is a type of virus that is deadly. It is spread through the saliva of an infected animal. In many cases, this condition does not cause any symptoms until later in the disease. Headache, fever, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, excessive salivation and partial paralysis are some of the possible symptoms of rabies.
There is no specific treatment for rabies. In most cases, this condition is fatal. People who suspect that they have been exposed to the virus need to seem medical condition immediately. They will be given a series of shots in order to help the body fight the virus.
Keep in mind that doctors recommend that you get a tetanus shot once every 10 years. If it has been more than five years since your last shot, and you have been bitten by an animal, then your doctor may recommend that you get a booster shot.
Because an animal bite can result in a serious injury, you will want to contact Zinda Law Group if you have been bitten by an animal. Our attorneys will help you get the compensation that you deserve.