What to do After a Dog Bite

What to do After a Dog Bite

Though our furry friends are usually kind and loyal, there are circumstances where dogs can become unpredictable. Around 1,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room due to a dog bite. These types of injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Bruising
  • Broken Bones
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Scaring
  • Disfigurement
  • Wounds from falling or being dragged

Just like any personal injury case, there are steps to follow after a dog attack incident. These steps will allow you to get the compensation from your injury that you deserve.

  1. Seek medical attention

It is first very important to get medical attention for the victim attacked. If there is an open wound put pressure on the wound to avoid blood loss. Seek a doctor to assure there is no infection and to obtain treatment

  1. Collect names and addresses of witnesses

Anyone who saw the accident can help tell the story of what happened and will help in your claim. If the dog’s owner or guardian is known their information should be collected as well (Whether they were at the scene or not).

  1. Take photographs of the wounds

Photo evidence will help with your claim. It is important to record all injuries and damages so that you are compensated accordingly.

  1. Report the incident to animal control

File a report with animal control so you have a written record of the incident that can be used as evidence in court.

  1. Seek Legal consultation

Though some accidents may seem minor, they can still result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog call Rob Levine & Associates for a free consultation. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will review your case to help you understand what your next steps should be.  Getting legal help can put your mind at ease and let you focus on getting better.

At Rob Levine & Associates we are experienced in personal injury cases in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Our team is available 24/7 to help you. Contact us at 888-533-7507 or visit our website for more information.


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