A dog bite injury can be severe, leading to the need for extensive medical treatment that can lead to thousands of dollars in bills. If you or someone close to you has been bitten by a dog, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as you can. But there are other things you will need to do as well to help ensure that your rights will be protected.
Get Medical Help
It’s very important that you see a doctor as soon as possible if you have suffered a dog bite injury. In many cases, if people don’t seek help immediately after suffering a bite, they suffer complications such as serious infections. Simple first aid is often not enough to make sure a bite is treated correctly. In addition, getting medical help will be important if you file a lawsuit because you’ll have a record of your injury.
Find the Dog
You have to get as much information as possible regarding the dog who bit you. Your doctor will need to know the breed, because that can help him or her determine the type of care you will need. This is especially the case if the dog hasn’t been vaccinated recently. This could also help with your case as well if the owner didn’t take the right precautions for an aggressive breed. Your case will also depend largely upon the owner of the dog. If, for example, that dog has caused other problems in the past, then you may have a better chance of winning your case.
Once you have obtained medical help for your dog bite injury, talk to a lawyer. He or she will investigate the details of your case and let you know how to proceed. If you would like more information, call The Durham Firm at (214) 222-4000 or contact us online.