Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites are becoming more frequent and the resulting damage can be considerable.
Consulting an experienced dog bite attorney will help you to make sure you are compensated adequately for
your pain and agony, and that your cost for medical care is covered by the owner of the attacking dog.
What to do when a dog bites you:
If a dog bites you it is important to immediately clean your wounds. Also, you should seek medical attention and
advice regarding rabies treatment. Best immediately go to the next emergency room in a hospital or clinic. Take
several photos of the bite wound yourself and ask the medical person treating you to do the same.
If there were witnesses, ask them to write down what they saw immediately and do the same as soon as possible.
Get the details of the witnesses and keep these records safely.
If you do not know the dog or the dog's owner, you should contact the local animal control board
and report the dog bite incident. The animal control officers of your local animal control board should
be able to find out more about the dog and also determine its rabies vaccination status.
Finally contact a dog bite attorney who is experienced in personal injury law and has handled dog bite cases successfully before.
"Many people consider their dogs as best friends, but hospital records suggest some pooches feel
Each year, approximately 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs, with some bites needing
emergency treatment. Over a 16-year period, in fact, the number of hospital admissions caused by dog bites nearly
doubled, increasing from 5,100 in 1993 to 9,500 in 2008, according to a recent report by the U.S. Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality.
In 2008, dog bites sent an average of 866 people every day -- nearly 40 percent of them children and teens
-- to emergency rooms throughout the country for treatment. Twenty-six patients a day required hospitalization, the
Source: Business Week