An attack from a dog can be severe and traumatizing. It is important to follow these steps to take after a dog bite to make sure your rights are protected and, above all, you receive the proper care. Contact Bish Law today to schedule a free consultation and find out if you are eligible to receive compensation for your dog bite injuries.
Steps to Take After a Dog Bite | What to Do
We handle a fair amount of dog bite and dog attack cases here at the firm. The main question that we get asked is, “What do I do after a dog bite or dog attack?” There are several steps, the first of which is to do your best to alert the owner that an incident has occurred. It’s not a bad idea to try to take photographs of the dog, and the injuries that you believe are related to that attack as close in time to when the attack happened. It’s also not a bad idea to get animal control on the line and ask animal control to come down there. They’ll usually do a report, and that will indicate ownership of the dog.
Other important questions to ask the owner are, “Has the dog had their shots?” and, “Has the dog been vaccinated?” This leads us to the next thing that we recommend you do, which is treat and get medical attention as immediately as possible, as well as following your doctor’s advice.
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Steps to Take After a Dog Bite | Medical Attention
You should seek immediate medical attention even if you walked away with scratches because there is still a risk of infection through that open skin and potentially infected dog saliva. Do this without worries about the cost for treatment as this may be covered in your compensation and your health is worth far more than your money is. To get the compensation that you deserve, it is imperative that you call an experienced lawyer. Our Newhall dog bite attorneys at Bish & Cutting, APC, are here to help you through your difficult legal situation and make sure that you’re making your time limitations, collecting evidence, and following the steps needed to have a strong case. Please call our office today for a free consultation.