What should I do immediately after a dog attack?


If you or your loved one is bitten by a dog, do the following as soon as possible:

  • Seek immediate medical treatment. Call an ambulance if you need to.
  • Report the attack to the police. They’ll cross-reference the incident with their records. If the dog has a history of aggression, the state may take measures to protect public safety.
  • Identify the dog’s owner. This person is the most likely to be liable for your attack. Other people who may be liable are the dog’s harborer, or person who owns the property where the dog stays, or the dog’s keeper, or the person in charge of the dog when the bite occurs.
  • Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. We’ll listen to your case and get started on helping you collect the compensation you need to heal from your injuries.

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