Having pets and raising animals is an enjoyable part of life for many people. However, in a moment of panic or distrust, an animal can attack, potentially leaving you or a loved one susceptible to a disease such as rabies. If you or someone you know has been injured in an animal attack, it is vital that you seek medical treatment as quickly as possible.
Rabies is a virus that infects the nervous system and may take time to fully develop. The immediate symptoms of rabies are considerably milder than those appearing later, but they should still raise alarm in individuals with animal bites and their loved ones. The common signs of rabies include:
A bite from an animal may or may not lead to rabies, but all animal bites should be treated with extreme caution. The longer rabies is left untreated, the more severe the consequences. Once there are visible symptoms, it may be too late to treat the disease.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an animal attack due to another party’s negligence, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options for seeking justice.