Dog Bite Scars Impact the Wellbeing of the Person Bit

April 2022

Nearly all dog bites will leave some type of residual scar.  The scars that are left are seldom uniform but have jagged edges and irregular shape.  This makes dog bite scars more noticeable than other types of scars.  Scars that remain on the face of the person bit are the most traumatic and noticeable by others.

A scar remains as a visual reminder of the dog bite.  Common psychological effects that come with a dog bite scar include low-self esteem, anxiety, and depression.  A child may struggle with being teased about the scar.  An adult will have concerns about their appearance and how it will interfere with their romantic or professional life.

At Herrick & Hart, we assist the victims of dog bite scars every day.  We have been on the side of the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation to those who have been bitten by a dog.