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.
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.