One moment you’re minding your business in your own yard. The next, you get bitten
by the neighbor’s vicious dog. No matter the type of dog or the situation, dog bites happen.

According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog
requires medical attention.

Read on to find out what to do when bitten by a dog:

Step 1: Get Medical Attention! If the bite is minor, proceed through step two, but if there is
evidence the skin is broken, get medical attention immediately.

Step 2: Gather details! If someone is with you, ask him/her to collect such information as the name of the dog’s owner, the dog’s health records, name of any witnesses, photos of the dog and the scene

Step 3: Establishing a Dog Bite Case! A lot of people never get to this step. They get treated for
their injury (hopefully through insurance with their costs covered) and go on with their lives.

Some don’t want to go to the trouble of filing a report or they
feel bad about going after the owner.

If you decide to report the dog bite, call the police to get it
on record.

Step 4: Find a Dog Bite Lawyer

Next, get an accident lawyer to help you manage the costs and
details of the dog bite.

Getting a lawyer gives you the best chance of getting damages and/or
medical expenses covered.

And while the dog owner (in some cases) may have done nothing
wrong, a lawyer can make going through the process much easier for all parties
– including the dog.

Standing up for yourself is the right thing to do – and, without
a lawyer, no one’s going to do it for you.

We have been helping accident victims since
1983. If you’re recovering from a dog bite, call Accident Lawyers
John Fagan and speak with us for free. Call 904 LAW-1212 anytime, day or night.

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