When A Dog Attacks
Your health and financial security are two things that should never be taken slightly, especially after you have been seriously injured. Unfortunately, when a personal injury such as a dog bite takes place, many victims are unsure of how to legally protect themselves or if they can even receive compensation to help with expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. If you or a loved one has recently been bitten by a dog, then it is important that you understand your own legal rights and when it may be time to seek out an experienced attorney.
Dog Bites Should Never Be Taken Lightly
One of the most common mistakes that victims make after being bitten by a dog is doing nothing. Injuries are often underestimated and some never even consider what kind of emotional toll that these types of attacks can take. When left untreated, dog bites can result in serious medical issues such as ongoing infections, lacerations, broken bones, concussions, and even death. Victims may quickly find themselves struggling with medical bills or unable to work due to their injuries, and this could mean years of financial hardship. Whatever the case may be, no one should ever take their dog bite lightly.
What to do Following a Dog Bite
Immediately following an attack, people often feel little or no pain due to their adrenaline. Much like car accidents and other traumatic events, the body will mask the pain and discomfort. This is why it is so important to seek out a professional diagnosis instead of simply listening to your body. Injuries that are left untreated could lead to much bigger problems later on, and failing to seek out treatment could even make a future civil case or insurance inquiry much more difficult. Whenever possible, injured parties and those closest to them should also collect and save as much information as they can. Dog bite victims will no doubt be in a state of shock, but saving any pertinent data will simplify many of the following steps. This should begin with basic information such as where the dog bite took place, the nature of the injuries, the owner’s insurance information, and contact information for everyone involved including witnesses and police officers.
Legal Representation for Dog Bite Victims
No one that has been bitten or attacked by a dog should leave their health or financial stability up to chance. Contact Mainor Wirth today to set up your own free consultation and explore your legal options following an animal attack.