Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dog Bites – 5 things to do after a dog bite

  1. After a dog bite attack, the most important thing to do is seek medical treatment immediately, no matter how minor you think the injury is. Proper medical treatment is imperative for a complete recovery and will help reduce the risk of contracting an infection from the dog bite.
  2. Avoiding disease, reducing scarring, and minimizing damage are important aspects of your recovery after an animal bite.
  3. Try to get names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the dog attack and get any information you can about the dog’s owner and the animal itself including medical history and breed.
  4. Be sure you report the attack to local authorities such as the police or animal control so they can conduct an investigation and impound the dog if needed.
  5. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact a dog bite injury attorney for a free review of your case.