Dog attacks are indeed a traumatic event for anyone, especially children. Kids are
the most vulnerable victims of such events, which can leave them emotionally
injured for life. More than the physical wounds, it’s also important
to pay attention to the possible psychological effects of dog bite incidents
Extreme Fear Toward Dogs
An attack can turn a dog lover into someone fearful of the canine. This
morbid feeling will cause them to feel uncomfortable enjoying the company
of the “man’s best friend,” or even with other animals.
The horror of the attack may rush back in whenever they are around dogs.
Such trauma may affect their quality of life as they grow old, possibly
hindering them from doing a variety of things.
Long-term Outdoor Anxiety
Dog bite victims may develop a fear of going outdoors, specifically to
the place where the event occurred. Some may find themselves afraid of
revisiting the area where they were attacked or bitten. This type of anxiety
may limit the places where they can go. Even if the event had happened
a long time ago, the painful memories of the incident may have been planted
deep within the brain and stay with them for years.
Wrong Perception of Self
Children have undifferentiated thinking to analyze things in the environment
and make hasty conclusions. It’s possible for youngsters to misinterpret
a dog attack and have a wrong perception about themselves. They may feel
that they are responsible for their physical injuries and the emotional
harm their parents suffer.
A single dog attack can change the lives of children forever. Victims
may need to receive immediate psychological treatment to repair any type
of emotional harm caused by the event. Contact us today at
(504) 470-3935 for inquiries about your dog bite case and we’ll help you obtain
just compensation for what happened.