What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten By a Dog

Dogs might be man’s best friend, but sometimes their bite can be worse than their bark. In fact, nearly 4.5 million Americans suffer from dog bites every year, and half of these are children. Dog bites can be severe, especially if the dog isn’t up to date on all of its vaccinations. For this reason, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. Contact Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to have an experienced attorney explain your rights and help you take action.

Steps to Take after a Dog Bite

Dog bite cases are sometimes complicated. So if you’ve been bitten, you should make sure you are prepared by taking the following steps:

  • Seek medical treatment immediately
  • Obtain the names and addresses of the owner and any witnesses
  • If you can, find out if the dog is up to date on all vaccinations including rabies
  • Take pictures of your wounds

If you have any other health conditions, such as diabetes, liver disease, or a complication with your immune system, you may be at a higher risk of infection from a dog bite. Make sure you inform your doctor of any concerns you might have regarding this.

Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer for Help

Dog bite cases are very rarely black and white, so if you’ve been bitten, it may be advisable to seek professional legal help. The experienced personal injury attorneys of Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are here to answer your questions and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call our Dallas offices today at (214) 457-1668.

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