Dog bite attacks can cause severe damage to victims, with head injuries being some of the worst.

Head Injuries Caused by Dog Bites

Every weekend you take your four-legged friend to one of the many dog parks that Seattle has to offer. Whether you choose Blue Dog Pond, Magnolia Manor Park, or Golden Gardens Park, you always have a good time. The last time you took your dog out, however, the day ended very differently than you had expected.

You were attacked by one of the dogs in the play area. The heavy and powerful dog jumped on you and knocked you down. You hit your head on the ground, and then the canine began to bite. You suffered a variety of wounds, many of which occurred on your head.

Unfortunately, dog attacks happen all too often, and they frequently produce head injuries.

Types of Head Injuries Suffered in Dog Attacks

There are two primary categories of common head injuries incurred during a dog attack:

  • Concussions. Concussions occur when the brain moves back and forth inside the skull after a forceful blow to the head. The injuries can cause severe trauma and even alter the way the brain functions. Those involved in dog attacks can receive the injury if knocked down on the ground or if the animal jumps and hits the person in the head with its body. Concussions can range from mild to serious, and can cause unconsciousness, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, and mood changes.
  • Punctures. A dog that has a strong jaw can cause damage to the skull and brain if it bites a victim’s head. For example, in 2012, a Topeka toddler died from a displaced skull fracture and multiple lacerations and wounds to the head after she was attacked by a pit bull mix. Adults, however, can also suffer just as greatly from dog bites.

If you were the victim of a dog bite, you may face a long recovery. Unless you have the help of an experienced attorney, you may be held responsible for the medical bills related to the treatment, which isn’t fair.

The legal professionals of the Andrew Kim Law Firm want to help. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation.

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