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Dogs are a man’s best friend but unfortunately some dogs are ferocious and can bite when provoked or even when they are not provoked.
If you or somebody that you are with is bitten by a dog it is extremely important that you take the appropriate actions immediately. If not, your dog bite wound could turn into an infection and if you don’t exchange information with the dog’s owner, you could be left with unpaid medical bills.
That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention after being bitten by a dog and then get in touch with a lawyer who can guide you through the long legal process. Dogs can carry and spread infections from the bacteria in their mouth from rabies to tetanus and everything in between, this is why proper medical care is necessary after a dog bite happens.
Seek the appropriate medical care, make sure the bite is not infected and then you can worry about the legal ramifications of the dog bite and what legal action, if any, you are going to choose to pursue.
We love dogs. After all a dog is a man’s best friend, they are loyal companions and are always there when we need comforting.
Unfortunately there are some dogs out there who may have mean demeanors or who may bite as a form of defense or when they are startled or scared.
In the U.S., there are about 4.5 million dog bites every year. In fact, dog bites account for up to 90% of all animal bites.
If you are the one on the receiving end of the dog bite, the same protocol we mentioned above should be followed. What you should do as far as medical care depends on the severity of the dog bite.
Dog bite laws vary from state to state. Many consequences may stem from a dog bite case. The following conditions typically apply to dog owners and dog bite cases:
If your injury was serious enough to require plastic surgery or other lengthy medical procedures, you may be left with a stack of unpaid medical bills. In these cases you may want to seek legal action for damages against the dog’s owner. You will need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney that can guide you through the legal process and help you get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. On the other hand, if your dog is the dog that bit, you may need to seek counsel in order to protect yourself from any lawsuits.
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