If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog bite, you should contact an injury attorney immediately. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
Dog bites are very painful and quite often leave permanent physical and emotional scarring. Immediately after an attack, it is important to identify the dog and its owner. If the dog escaped from its owner’s yard, it is important to take pictures of the point of escape, for example, a hole in the fence or rotted wood. It is also very important to take photographs of the wounds, if possible, before and after they are sutured. As soon as possible, you should report the bite to Animal Control who will investigate and make a report. Usually, they will pick up the animal and hold them until a determination of rabies can be made.
Minor children are especially vulnerable to dog bites and often receive emotional scars that affect the quality of their life. For example, nightmares, abnormal fear of dogs, bed wetting etc. If your child exhibits these or similar symptoms it is very important to get them into counseling as soon as possible.
Physical scarring on minor children, as well as adults should be reviewed by a plastic surgeon to determine whether scar revision will be necessary, and if so, the amount of costs associated with such treatment.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the dog bite. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights! Please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.