Rabies: Five Human Symptoms & When To Call a Dog Bite Lawyer

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Need a Dog Bite Lawyer? 5 Symptoms of Rabies in Humans

Written by Cooper and Friedman on February 28, 2018

rabiesDog bites are unfortunately pretty common, occurring millions of times each year all over the world. The effects of dog bites run from the obvious (pain, swelling, scarring) to the lethal. Rabies is one of the most devastating diseases a human can contract. For non-vaccinated individuals, once neurological symptoms of rabies have developed, the result is almost always fatal.

Rabies Symptoms

One of the most devastating results of a dog bite is rabies. Rabies can lead to various symptoms both physically and mentally.

  1. Illness including fever, headache, and nausea to the point of vomiting
  2. Mental agitation including anxiety, insomnia, hyperactivity, and confusion
  3. A difficulty swallowing that leads to excessive salivation and hydrophobia (a fear of water)
  4. Partial paralysis
  5. Death

Why Do Dogs Bite?

A dog may bite for various reasons. He may feel threatened and is guarding its territory and personal space. He may pick up on his owner’s discomfort and bite as a way of protection. Or he may be trying to establish dominance in the way he best knows how. Whatever the dog’s reason, it is the owner’s responsibility to protect others from their dog. A dog bite is serious and nobody deserves to suffer from one.

Do You Need a Dog Bite Lawyer?

Chances are, yes, you do need a dog bite lawyer if you want to recover compensation. The laws regarding dog bites can be complex and change from city to city, county to county. An experienced dog bite attorney can help you navigate through the red tape and file your claim. A dog bite lawyer can help you gain compensation for things such as:

  • Medical bills, current and future
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent disability
  • Permanent scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Cities and states have their own rules and regulations that govern how victims of dog bites may pursue compensation for medical bills as well as pain and suffering. With the help of an experienced dog bite lawyer, most people recover compensation for their injuries.

If you have been a victim of a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the Cooper and Friedman Law Office today at 502-459-7555 for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer. With over 50 years of combined experience working with the people of Kentuckiana, you’re in the right hands when you choose the Cooper and Friedman Law Office.

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