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- Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Injury
Individuals who are attacked by dogs have the legal right to fight back. Nearly every state gives people the right to take any necessary action, including killing, to stop a dog that is attacking someone.
After receiving appropriate medical attention, dog bite victims should take the following steps to help build a strong case:
- Write down the name and contact information for the dog’s owner and witnesses. Even if you are unsure whether you want to sue, it is important to get this information as the dog bite injury may result in costly medical bills and/or lost wages.
- Report the incident to animal control. Reporting the dog bite to the appropriate authorities is especially important if the dog was not wearing a tag or if you are unsure of the dog’s owner.
- Keep a copy of your medical bills. It may be difficult to recover compensation for medical expenses without proof of payment.
In certain cases, a dog bite victim can recover financial compensation from the dog’s owner. However, taking legal action without the help of a skilled dog bite attorney is often difficult. Our dog bite lawyers have successfully represented dog bite victims and have the resources and knowledge to handle your claim. To speak with one of our dog bite attorneys today, fill out our free case review form.