Dog bites can lead to disfiguring injuries. The way that the dog bite impacts your life depends on several factors, including where on your body it occurred, the severity of the bite, and other factors like whether an infection set in.
If you are bitten by a dog, seeking medical care is one of the most important things you can do. Also, find out if the dog is current on its rabies shot. This will let you know if you need to be evaluated for the possibility of rabies. If the status of the dog's vaccinations isn't known, there is a chance that the animal will be quarantined to see if he or she shows signs of the disease.
You should follow the treatment plan given to you by the medical professional overseeing your case. This might include taking antibiotics to stave off a possible infection.
We know that this is a frightening time. Once you have gotten medical care and are stabilized, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation. As we discussed in our previous blog post, the party you seek compensation from might be the dog's owner, but other possibilities exist. That's where we come in: We leave no proverbial stone unturned in seeking to redress this situation.
We can go over all of the possibilities for your case. The more information you have, the better prepared you will be to make smart decisions. Let us guide you through this troubling and stressful time while you devote your attention to healing from this sudden and traumatic injury.