A dog bite leaves permanent scars on the face, hands or body. The owners of the dogs are accountable for these attacks for not being responsible enough for the coexistence and control to their pets. Laws to such attacks vary by state and are very clear.
What to do in case of having a dog bite?
- Identify the dog that bit you. You must investigate whether the dog has rabies. If it is the case that the dog has rabies, you must be vaccinated against rabies as soon as possible.
- Personal information of the dog’s owner. Find out the name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the dog. • Witnesses. A person who can help you to record the name, address and telephone number of the people who witnessed the attack.
- Witnesses. A person who can help you to record the name, address and telephone number of the people who witnessed the attack.
- Get immediate medical attention. You have no time to loose when there’s a dog attack involved. There could be an infection or complication caused by the accident. A dog attack may also cause additional physical damage, especially in children and elderly, because of the fall.
- Take pictures. You should take photographs of all injuries before being treated at the hospital to have evidence of the fact.
- Save all medical receipts. Always ask for and keep receipts for all medical expenses including hospitals, emergency rooms, ambulances and medicines.
- Contact us immediately. If you are unable to do so, ask for support in a relative or friend, our expert lawyers know what to do.