Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog
Getting bitten by a dog is never a pleasant experience, but it also doesn’t have to be traumatic. There is help to rectify the damage done as long as you take the proper steps. Here’s what to do after being bitten by a dog:
- Contact the owner. It’s important to learn about the dog’s history so you can know whether rabies treatment may be necessary. You should also receive contact information from the dog’s owner so you can receive compensation for any expenses that result from medical treatment or legal assistance.
- Photograph your injury. Take a picture of any injuries before you receive medical assistance.
- See a doctor as soon as possible. If your bite is very serious, it may be necessary to seek emergency care. If the bite doesn’t seem to be too extreme, it’s still important to see a physician in order to check for infection and receive the needed prescriptions.
- Take legal action. File a report about the bite with your local animal shelter, police department, or humane society. Seeking assistance from an attorney can also be beneficial to help navigate dog bite laws and guarantee you are fairly remunerated for your injuries.
Taking these few steps can help you get through the difficulty that can result from dog bites. Contact Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC Attorneys at Law at 586-776-1700 to learn about help available to you after a dog bite.