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Suffered A Dog Bite? 3 Steps You Need To Take

Posted on in Personal Injury

If you've been bitten by the neighbors dog, you need to act fast. You're entitled to compensation for the injuries you've sustained. Here are three steps you need to take.

Contact an Attorney

After you've received medical care for your injuries, you need to contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. This is particularly true if the neighbors aren't cooperating with you, or are refusing to accept responsibility.

Notify the Authorities

In addition to contacting an attorney, you'll also need to report the incident to the proper authorities, including law enforcement and animal control. Filing a report will serve three purposes. First, it will document the event and provide you with a detailed report that you'll be able to give to your attorney. Second, it will allow you do find out if the dog has a history of violence. Finally, it will create a paper trail for authorities to follow should the dog ever bite again.

Document Your Injuries

Dog bites can leave you with physical and emotional injuries that are going to take time to heal. You need to document those injuries. Start an injury journal that will allow you to go into details about how your injuries have affected your life, both emotionally and physically. Your attorney will be able to use the details you've provided when going after the insurance company for a settlement.

Don't take chances. If you've been bitten by a dog, you need to get help. The tips provided above will help you receive the assistance you need. contact us for more information on how we can help you with your claim.

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