Dog Attack: What to Do
Dogs are a man’s best friends, however, in just a blink of an eye, a situation with a dog can become dangerous and unpredictable. Annually about 1,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room due to a dog attack. These injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Puncture Wounds
- Broken Bones
- Psychological Trauma
- Drag Wounds
Just like any personal injury case, there are steps to follow after a dog attack incident. These steps will help you to get the compensation from your injury that you deserve:
Seek medical attention
First, it is first very important to get medical attention for the victim who suffered the dog attack. Call emergency services if necessary. Put pressure on a wound to stop the blood loss. Seek a doctor to assure there is no infection and to obtain treatment.
Collect names and addresses of witnesses
Anyone who saw the accident can help tell the story of what happened and will help with your claim. If the dog’s owner or guardian is present their information should be collected as well. If they are not on the scene ask witnesses in the nearby area if they know whose dog is owned by.
Document the wounds
Photo evidence will help with your claim. Record all injuries and damages so that you are compensated accordingly. It is also ideal to document the area of attack, the dog, and any other physical evidence.
Report the incident to animal control
File a report with animal control for a written record of the incident.
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.
About Rob Levine & Associates
Rob Levine and Associates are personal injury attorneys who help individuals who help the injured and disabled. The firm practices law and services Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut on injury cases. Rob Levine and Associates also handles social security disability and veteran’s disability cases on a regional and national level as well. Our team is available 24/7 to help you. Contact us at 800-742-3940 or visit our website for more information.