Georgian residents like you who have suffered through dog bite attacks will be looking at a unique recovery period. Not only could the attack have left you with physical injuries and scarring, but you might need to tend to mental and emotional wounds, too. McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP help guide survivors like you through the complex aftermath.

The physical impact of a dog bite attack can vary greatly depending on how the attack went. It hinges on the type of dog you were attacked by, how the attack happened, and other factors. Some attacks result in bite injuries that are relatively easy to tend to. Other attack wounds can take a long time to repair and may result in scarring, or even require reconstructive surgery. These issues not only impact your physical well-being, but also your mental health.

The mental and emotional impacts can be a little more difficult to prepare for. They might show in new phobias, or the intensification of fears you already had. You may find yourself more irritable, snappish, or dealing with unexpected mood swings. You could fall into depression or struggle with other mental illnesses. Seeking professional help or therapy can be one way of dealing with this.

When handling dog bites or any other form of personal injury after a traumatic attack, it’s important to have help on your side. Speaking with a personal injury attorney can give you a good idea of what you need to do next, and additional reading can help with that preparation, too.