Rabies and Dog Bites

According to recent studies from the United States Humane Society, five million Americans are bitten by dogs every year in our country. Although most of these bites are benign and easily treatable, others may be far more dangerous if the dog is infected with the rabies virus.

Rabies is a serious virus that causes the brains of warm-blooded animals to become inflamed. Most commonly, it is spread by animal-to-animal bites, but there are other forms of transmission as well. If a human contracts the rabies virus, it is said that survival is unlikely.

Though most responsible dog owners have their pets vaccinated from the rabies virus, others may be negligent and fail to do so. In addition, dogs that are wild or kept for illegal sporting purposes may not have the vaccine either. If you or someone you love has been bitten by one of these canines, you may be able to pursue your case in a court of law. For more information, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Symptoms of Rabies

The following symptoms are typically associated with the rabies virus:

  • Flu-like symptoms (at first)
  • Insomnia
  • Paralysis
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Terror
  • Delirium

In most cases, death almost always occurs following a bite from a rabid dog. This can take anywhere from two to ten days after the incident. In the few cases where the victim has survived, he or she experienced severe brain damage, causing them to never be able to return to life as they once knew it. Because rabies causes such serious consequences, especially in humans, it is imperative to seek legal action against the owner of these dangerous animals that carry this deadly virus.

Contact Us

To learn more about rabies and dog bites, contact the Phoenix dog bites attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 today.

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