What Should You Do After A Dog Bite?

Many people in the U.S. are dog owners so many of us spend time around others' dogs, but not everyone realizes how serious an animal bite can be. Bites can cause scars and permanent damage, as well as emotional trauma. However, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

After a dog bite incident, make sure you always:

1. Seek medical help.

Your safety should always be your first priority. Even if the injury seems minor, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Animal bites may cause disease or infection, which will complicate your injuries further.

2. Get owner and witness information.

Ask for the name and contact information of the dog's owner. If there were any possible witnesses to the incident, ask for their information too. This can be very valuable or even necessary when pursuing a personal injury claim.

3. Contact a lawyer with experience in dog bites.

Dog bite injuries can be costly to fix, sometimes requiring surgery or long recovery periods. An attorney can discuss your options for how to proceed and seek financial compensation.

Attorneys Who Know Dog Bite Law

Every state handles dog bites differently. Our team at Haskell & Zimmerman knows Maryland's laws and is familiar with the legal process for these types of claims. We have also seen how devastating dog bites can be. We will fight for your financial well-being so that you can move forward boldly as you recover.

For a free consultation with us, you can contact us online or call 240-326-3625. We serve clients in Upper Marlboro, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown and all across Maryland.