Dogs may be fluffy and cute, but they’re not always friendly. Dogs can attack without warning, and you could suffer severe injuries. Dogs’ teeth can puncture deep, leaving difficult-to-clean wounds and infections.

Unfortunately, even the mental toll a dog attack can take can be difficult to handle. When you’ve suffered dog bite psychological trauma, call a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. When you’re dealing with the pain and trauma of an attack, you could use a professional on your side to ensure you get the compensation you need.  

A Dog Bite Can Be Serious

Even the smallest dogs can leave behind serious damage when they bite, and an attack from a larger dog can be deadly. But the psychological trauma a dog bite leaves behind can be just as serious as the physical damage.

Traumatic events in our lives can have long-term effects. When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we might think of soldiers going to war, but they’re not the only ones who can have psychological trauma. Victims of attacks and accidents can suffer from this disorder, too.

This can make your daily life difficult, if not impossible. You might have been around a dog of a friend or neighbor in the park or at a home, and now those places and people distress you. Over time, you might develop a fear of dogs, which is difficult in a dog-friendly world. The trauma you’ve experienced might make it impossible to enjoy some of the places you loved before the attack.

Developing Long-Term Symptoms

Unfortunately, the symptoms you suffer from PTSD—not just the trauma of the dog bite—can be difficult to manage. These symptoms might cause anxiety, depression, and an inability to live your life as you once did. You deserve compensation for all the suffering you’ve dealt with.

Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD are the following:

  • Intrusive memories or dreams
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Startling or scaring easily
  • Lack of interest in formerly enjoyable activities

Getting Compensation for Your Trauma

If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you know just how traumatic it can be when man’s best friend turns on you. It’s unfortunate, but when it happens, it can leave long-term effects, and you should be compensated for those effects.

While it can be difficult to determine the value of the mental effects of a dog bite, an attorney can help. We’ll have the tools you need to calculate the value of your claim. We can also fight back for you to make sure you get every dollar you deserve.

If you need compensation for psychological trauma from a dog bite, contact a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. Our lawyers have the experience and resources to get you the full compensation you deserve. If you’re unsure of where to start, give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below for a free consultation.