Helping Clients Injured By An Animal
An animal bite can cause significant injuries, both physically and mentally, and can even lead to loss of life. It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. However, in some instances, this relationship breaks down for various reasons and dogs attack. Hemming Law APC has represented victims of dog and other animal bites throughout Southern California.
Steps To Take After A Dog Bite
It is said that dogs are man’s best friend. However, in some instances, and for various reasons, dogs attack. If you or someone you love has become the victim of a dog or other animal bite, you need to take the following actions in order to prove your case legally.
- Get medical attention: Obviously, if you or someone you love needs medical attention, don’t wait. Get help. Get away from the offending animal and get the help you need. Even if you don’t feel like you need a doctor’s attention, be sure to have a bite documented and checked out by a medical professional. Animal bites can become infected, so having them cleaned and checked out is vitally important.
- Take photographs: Take photographs of your bite wound before you have it cleaned or treated if possible. It’s also a great idea to take a photo of the dog if you can and the area you were in when bitten.
- Get information from the dog owner: If possible, get the dog owner’s address, their insurance information and information about their dog’s shots. Make sure they are up to date on their rabies vaccinations.
- Report your accident: Make sure you report your accident to your local animal control department. In some cases, the hospital or doctor you go to for treatment will file a report, but file a report yourself too just in case.
A dog or other animal owner is legally responsible for any injuries their pet causes. Therefore, as a dog bite victim, you might be entitled to compensation. Your treatment costs, as well as ongoing medical costs due to this incident, shouldn’t be up to you alone to handle.
Learn More About Your Legal Rights; Call Today
You didn’t ask to be bitten. To get the compensation you deserve as an animal bite victim, you need the help of a knowledgeable dog bite attorney. Call 855-226-1335 today or fill out this contact form to learn more.