October 10, 2020

What Should You Do After A Dog Bite Attack?

What Should You Do After A Dog Bite Attack?

·       Seek Medical Treatment Immediately. Dog bites pose a serious risk for infection and disease. A physician should be contacted immediately for treatment after a dog bite or attack. If your physician cannot be seen immediately, then go to an emergency room or urgent care for treatment. Make sure to document the whole incident.

·       Locate the Dog That Attacked You.  The dog owner’s information is necessary because the owner is the responsible party for their dog’s actions. The dog owner’s homeowners insurance is typically the entity that pays for injuries of the victim.

·       Report the Attack and Document the Report. Report and document the dog attack to the local county animal control agency. Report and document the dog attack to the Police or Sheriff’s Department. Provide detailed information about the dog, location of the attack, and the dog owner’s contact information. If the dog was a stray, describe the dog’s appearance and the location of the incident.

·       Take Photos of the Injuries. Document photos of ALL the injuries after the dog bite or dog attack. Document any photos of any bloody or torn clothing. Document any photos of the location and the dog(s).

·       Contact The Attorneys At SB Law Group . It is common for victims to  be facing significant pain, treatments, and medical bills after a dog attack. Let the lawyers at our firm help you recover fair compensation for your injuries. Immediate action by a lawyer with knowledge of California’s dog bite law is important to preserve evidence, locate witnesses, and identify defendants.

Do Not Give ANY Insurance Company Information About Your Dog Bite Incident or Injuries, The insurance companies’ first interest is protecting themselves from paying out on claims. The information you give them may be used against you to derail or minimize your claim. It is important that you do not attempt to settle the case yourself. You may have a right to certain types of compensation for your damages, which you may not know exist, or not know how to assert. In personal injury matters, the value of your case increases as you receive treatments and incur expenses. Dog attacks in particular often result in scars, which can require surgical procedures. Those treatments for your injury can be alleged as damages, which will increase the value of your claim. That is why it is important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the dog attack.