A dog bite can be a painful and frightening experience. Victims often come away from a violent animal attack with permanent physical health problems along with depression, a lifetime fear of dogs or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Death from an animal attack is a possibility, particularly when the victim is a child.
When an animal bites someone, the victim may sue the owner of the animal or responsible party for damages. Any party responsible for the care of the animal can be held accountable for the injuries you sustain from an animal bite.