What to Do After a Dog Bite
When someone suffers a dog bite injury, it can be a very difficult and painful experience. Such dog bite injuries can be facilitated by, but are not limited to, negligence, inattentiveness, or a conscious violation of Arizona law safety codes and standards. Regrettably, these actions may cause bodily scarring, damaged tissues and nerves, unwanted infections, or, possibly, death. Following a dog bite injury, many people experience a lifetime fear of dogs.
Necessary Steps after a Dog Bite
If you are bitten by a dog it is important to follow these steps:
- Identify the Dog
Immediately following a dog bite, it is extremely important to identify the animal that bit you. If it is a stray and you cannot identify it, you might have to undergo a series of painful treatments for rabies.
- Seek Medical Treatment
After identifying the dog, it is extremely important to receive medical treatment. If the dog bite results in a wound on your face, it is strongly advisable to request to be treated by a plastic surgeon in the emergency room since they are the most skilled doctors in healing wounds with minimal scarring.
- Contact our Dog Bite Lawyers
Our Dog Bite Lawyers will inform you of your rights and help you receive just compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, please contact our Dog Bite Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
Our lawyers not only work on dog bite cases but in other Personal Injury areas, as well as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, product and premises liability, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation.
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