3 Important Steps After A Dog Bite Attack
Dog bite attacks can be much more serious than many people think. While dogs are often seen as the family pet and the protector, they can also become vicious animals under the right circumstances. Our office has seen some of the horrific effects of a dog bite attack and would not wish this type of injury onto anyone. Read more about dog bite victims that our office has represented.
Below you will find that our dog bite lawyers have outlined the three immediate steps that someone should take after being suffering a dog bite attack. These steps are included in the full list we have included in our legal resource, The Ohio Dog Bite Book. Order your own free copy of our dog bite book.
- Seek Treatment Immediately
Do not wait to seek treatment. If your bite has injured you, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Visit your doctor or the emergency room. Take pictures of the bite throughout the entire process as well to help explain the severity of the bite.
Oftentimes a doctor will recommend a tetanus shot or antibiotic for the bite in addition to wound treatment.
- File a Police Report
It is important to contact the authorities and file a report if you have been bitten by a dog. All bites are required to be reported to the local health department. This helps to not only show evidence of the incident and your injuries, but also to protect future victims. If no one reports a dog bite, there is no telling who else the dog could injure.
- Contact a dog bite attorney
It is important to have the guidance of an experienced lawyer throughout this process. It is imperative to ensure that the proper reports are filed, documents are filled out, and all of the necessary agencies are contacted.
Our lawyers have handled a variety of dog bite cases. We understand how traumatic of an experience it can be. There is not only the injury to deal with, but also the psychological trauma that the attack can bring. Victims of dog bites have been known to have lifelong fears of dogs, especially when the incident occurs at a young age.
To speak to the lawyers at our office about a dog bite attack, call 800.637.8170, or fill out the Contact form on our website. Our lawyers will talk to you about the dog bite attack, answer your questions, and help you not only receive compensation for your injury, but also protect future victims from the dog.