Categories: Dog Bite

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

Dogs are wonderful, but dogs also have the potential to be dangerous. Millions of people have bitten each year in the United States alone, and they aren’t playful bites. Some of them can be quite damaging and could result in serious injury or even death in some instances.

Try to Remain Calm and Get Medical Help

Being bitten, whether it’s you or a loved one that’s attacked, is alarming. There’s the initial fear and pain, and perhaps blood and a nasty wound. Always do your best to try to stay calm in these situations, no matter how difficult it might be.

Get first aid and other medical help to deal with the wound, as you might need to have stitches. Even what you feel is a minor bite should still be checked out by a doctor. You need to have proper medical care and make sure there’s no risk of infection or rabies. Make sure you take photos of any injuries.

Get as Much Information as Possible

Always try to get as much information as possible at the time of the incident. If the injury is severe, this is not always possible. You want to exchange information with the owner of the other dog if they are present. You should also try to get names and information from anyone who might’ve witnessed what happened.

File a Report

It’s also a good idea to file a report with the police and animal control. This will help to ensure the owner takes the proper steps to keep the dog from biting anyone else in the future. If there are other incidents of this dog biting people on file, it will also be important for your case, as it can show a pattern from the owner if they are not taking their dog’s aggression and behavior problems seriously.

Talk to an Attorney

If you are bitten or attacked by a dog, it can be scary.  Seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe the bite wasn’t bad. Do your best to remember where you were and what the dog looked like, and report the incident to the authorities. Then, call the team at Grewer Law.

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