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While a dog is well known to be man’s best friend, anyone who has been seriously bitten or mauled by a dog knows that a dog attack can be a very traumatic and devastating experience. According to the United States Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the U.S. Young children are often the victims of dog bite attacks, with the CDC reporting the rate of dog bite-related injuries being highest for children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old.
What to Do When You Are Attacked
If you, your spouse or your child are attacked by a dog, the first thing you need to do is to seek medical attention. Your doctor can provide you with the medical care you need to treat the dog bite injury and prevent infection. Additionally, visiting a doctor will give you the medical documentation you will need should you decide to file a lawsuit.
If possible, you should also take photos of your injuries as well as the scene of the attack. Additionally, if your clothing has been bloodied or torn, you should keep it because it may be important evidence in your case. In the event you are not familiar with the dog’s owner, you need to write down his or her name, address and phone number and do the same for any witnesses to the attack.
After you have properly attended to your injuries, it is very important to seek the advice of qualified lawyer. A dog bite lawyer at The Podor Law Firm can explain your legal rights and help you get the relief you are legally entitled to. When you work with our firm, we will carefully evaluate your situation to determine all available avenues of recovery and get to work to ensure you get the treatment and compensation you deserve.