On March 10th, 2018, 7 year old Grace Mampel was playing at a friend’s house in St. George when she was attacked and sustained a dog bite from the family’s black Labrador.
According to Grace, she approached the dog to pet it and give it a hug. Though she assumed the dog was harmless, the dog abruptly latched on to Grace’s nose and began to shake it like a toy. By the time the dog was apprehended, Grace had sustained considerable damage to her nose and was immediately taken to the hospital.
Grace has already seen several specialists, and will need extensive plastic surgery to repair her nose. According to her mother, the doctors will likely need to borrow skin from other areas, a process which could require multiple surgeries to complete. These procedures are likely to be very costly, especially if she needs treatment for many years to come. If you would like to donate to Grace’s GoFundMe, click here.
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As Grace’s unfortunate situation demonstrates, dog bite accidents should not be taken lightly. They can result in serious injuries that generally require costly medical treatments. If you are in such a situation, you may be wondering how you will manage to pay these expensive bills and make a full recovery.
At Christensen & Hymas, we interact with dog bite victims on a regular basis and understand what you are going through. Though you may feel overwhelmed by your situation, you are not alone. If you have been seriously injured in a dog bite incident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim and be compensated for your hardships. If successful, this claim can help you recover funds for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
When injured in a dog bite accident, financial and physical burdens can be stressful for you and your family. That is where we can help. If you have sustained serious dog bite injuries, contact Christensen & Hymas today for a free case consultation with one of the attorneys and let us help you make a stress free recovery.