I Have an Orange County Dog Bite, Now What?
The first thing you need to do after receiving a dog bite is to get proper medical attention. You want to be able to give the doctors and nurses who are treating you as much information as you can about the dog:
- was the dog a stray?
- do you know the dog?
- has the dog been vaccinated?
The more information you know about the dog, the better, because a stray dog runs the risk of carrying rabies.
Often, getting medical attention for a dog bite requires several follow up visits, and in some cases can even require surgery.
You want to make sure you’re getting treated by good doctors that will document your injuries properly, so in the event you hire an Orange County dog bite attorney to help you pay for your medical expenses, you will be able to adequately prove your damages.
You can reach us through the Contact Form on the right for help with your dog bite injuries.
Help Prevent Dog Bite Injuries in the Future
Often, dog bite injuries go unreported. It’s important to notify the police if you received an Orange County dog bite, because dogs who bite are often “repeat offenders”, meaning these animals are in the habit of biting and have probably injured others in the past.
Notifying the police will help ensure the injury is documented, so if any further complaints are made against this particular animal and homeowner, law enforcement will have past reports to help them decide what further action should be taken.
How an Orange County Dog Bite Attorney Can Help
An attorney can help you recover monetary damages in order to help you pay for things such as:
- medical expenses;
- physical therapy;
- pain and suffering;
- property damage.
Your attorney can also help you gather and organize information that will help prove you are not making up the extent of your injuries and medical expenses. Often, dog bite injuries are covered by homeowner’s policies and the insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries so they don’t have to pay out as much money.
An experienced dog bite attorney can help you get the care you deserve. For help, call us at 888-250-8450.