What Should I Do If I Am Attacked By A Dog?
What Should I Do If I Am Seriously Injured By A Dog Bite
Everyone loves dogs, right? They love them so much that dogs are considered “man’s best friend.” Almost everyone either owns a dog as a pet or knows someone who does. They are loving and obedient creatures who can brighten up your day with their loving attention and adorable tricks. Some families treat their dogs as one of the children. But they are still animals and people forget that. And they forget the most important part. Animals have instincts. One of those instincts is to bite.
A dog bite can not only cause serious injury, but also cause permanent trauma. Some unfortunate victims of dog bite have experienced conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If a dog attacks you, make sure you follow the proper steps for optimal recovery.
1. Clean out your wound immediately and keep it clean. Dog bites can easily become infected.
2. Seek medical attention. Dogs carry rabies and you may need a tetanus shot.
3. Contact the police. The dog can attack others and should be reported. And if you do take legal action, a police report will be helpful.
4. Monitor yourself for PTSD. Look for signs of night terrors, flashbacks, paranoia, headaches or insomnia, and/or severe anxiety.
5.Contact an experienced Personal Injury Attorney that has handled animal attack cases.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious injuries from a dog attack, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Depending on the details of your case filings may be time sensitive so don’t delay.
Our attorneys have helped many animal attack victims and have the knowledge and resources to help you with your case.
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