A dog attack is a traumatic experience and for many victims, serious injuries
can result. Victims who sustain injuries as result of a dog bite do have
legal rights and should consult with an experienced attorney to discuss
At Goodman Acker P.C. our
Detroit dog bite lawyers actively represent victims who are hurt as a result of an attack, including
those who suffer nerve damage. Nerve damage is one of the most common
types of injuries. This is because a canine typically has sharp long teeth
and strong jaws that are capable to bright through a person's skin
and penetrate through.
There are three types of nerve damage that can result from a dog bite.
- Neurotmesis : (most severe): Permanent damage will most likely be suffered
if you suffer from this form of nerve damage.
- Axonotmesis: This occurs when the damaged nerve is stretched. Paralysis
of the motor, sensory, and autonomic nervous systems may result. It is
likely that if you suffer from this form of damage, that you will recover,
however it may take several weeks to years for a full recovery.
- Neurapraxia: This is the least serious form. Temporary loss of function
can result for a small amount of time and full recovery is expected.
Both adults and more commonly children do become victims of a dog attack.
If you or someone you love has sustained nerve damage, there is a risk
that impaired movement or loss of sensation to the limb will result. In
some case, surgery may also be required or damage may result in complete
loss of use of a limb.
At Goodman Acker P.C. we’re available to help you with your nerve
damage claim. For over 30 years, we have been representing victims of
dog bite attacks, helping them recover the monetary compensation they
are entitled to for related medical expense, lost wages and permanent
impairment related to the bite itself and any subsequent complications.
We have millions on behalf of our clients and we can do the same for you.
Call our trusted attorneys today at (248) 793-2010 to discuss your case
for free and of no obligation. We will answer all of your questions and
explain your rights, including who is responsible for your bills and who
is liable for your injuries, and discuss the legal process of filing a
claim. Best of all, should you need our representation we will represent
at no cost until we win your case. Call today to discuss your case with
one of our Michigan attorneys that specialize in canine law.