Dog Bites Are Serious
Never neglect a dog bite, even if the dog’s owner claims the dog is healthy. Seek medical attention immediately for yourself, or a family member who has been bitten by a dog. Time is of the essence, so it’s important to get to your doctor or the emergency room as soon as possible. Dog bites are typically reported to law enforcement, so you may have to make a police statement.
Steps You Should Take
After seeking medical attention, it’s important to keep a journal of all interactions with healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and the dog’s owner. Keep receipts and copies of all communications, such as letters and notes. Ask the police for a copy of the incident report so that you can check it for accuracy.
It’s also important to talk to an experienced dog bite lawyer concerning your situation. You may be entitled to financial compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, addressing emotional trauma and any needed rehabilitation. Don’t assume that you aren’t entitled to this compensation, let a professional offer you a detailed analysis of what you can expect from the legal system.
Never admit blame or culpability in a dog bite case. Limit your communications the dogs owner until you have had a chance to speak with legal counsel. Saying the wrong thing can result in your losing some of your legal rights, or rights to financial compensation.
We Can Help
Talking to an attorney in Marin County about your case is easy: Call us at 1.800.260.2577 for a free case review. You can speak with a dog bite lawyer about your case at any time, day or night. Our nationally recognized law firm has significant experience in dog bite cases and can help protect your legal interests while securing compensation for you and your family.