Emotional Injuries to Children Following a New Hampshire Dog Bite

Dogs are not always man's best friend, especially when it comes to children. A New Hampshire dog bite can have lasting effects on a child if they are attacked or bitten by a pet.

Emotional injuries among children following a dog bite
Not all injuries from a dog bite are physical. A dog bite or a pet attack can leave children with emotional injuries such as:

• Fear of dogs and pets
• Depression
• Withdrawal
• Anger

Children may also develop PTSD
Children who are bitten by a dog or attacked by a pet may also develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other persistent emotional problems.

A dog bite may also lead to undifferentiated thinking
Undifferentiated thinking occurs when a child draws the wrong conclusions concerning the pet attack. He or she may internalize the event as a statement about themselves, leading them to the conclusion that there is something wrong with them.

If your child has been attacked by a pet, you might be able to hold the pet owner liable for their damages. An experienced New Hampshire or Vermont dog bite attorney can help advise you on the merits of your case, as well as explain your child's rights.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog bite, contact one of our experienced Vermont or New Hampshire dog bite attorneys at the law offices of Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau, PLLC at (603) 556-4148.

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