If a dog bites you and need to seek legal action, there is a procedure that you should follow.
First, immediately after the bite, seek medical attention to reduce the injury and prevent further damage from infection in case the dog had a disease. Once you have been medically evaluated, consult your lawyer to initiate the process. You should consult an attorney with experience in animal bite cases. Such attorneys are available at Triebsch & Frampton, APC.
The lawyer will get detailed information about the circumstances that led to the incident. Some of the information they might require includes the name and contact of the dog owner, their location and the names of some witnesses. The doctor’s evaluation is also important.
Your attorney will assess the dog bite incident and determine whether the dog owner is liable. If so, they will advise you on the damages that you might recover such as pain, damage, medical expenses and lost wages.