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Animal Bites Archives

Don't let a dog bite slow down your life in New Hampshire

Dogs are what people refer to as "man's best friend," but that doesn't mean that every dog you come across is going to be friendly. In fact, there are many people each year who suffer from dog bites and injuries that persist following an encounter with a dangerous animal. While most pets are friendly and want to please their human companions, that's not always the case. If you fall victim to a dog that is aggressive, then you deserve to have your story heard.

What to do if you were bitten by a dog in New Hampshire

If you've been bit by a dog belonging to a neighbor or other person, then you may need to seek medical attention. If the dog wasn't tagged or you don't know which vaccines it's received, then you're in a position where you may have to have ongoing medical care for months to make sure you don't fall ill. Who is going to cover that cost? The owner of that animal should in most cases.

What is rabies, and do I need shots after dog bites?

If you've been bitten by someone's dog, then you may not feel you're at much risk as far as illness, but that may not be the case. If the dog doesn't have vaccination records, you may need to be treated for rabies. The treatment process is tedious, but it is necessary, especially if the dog is tested and found positive for the disease.

Animal bites and your rights in New Hampshire

If you've been bitten by an animal in New Hampshire, you might not know who can be held responsible. If it's a neighbor's pet, can you legally ask them to pay your medical bills? What about for the time you miss from work? In some cases, if an animal is known to be vicious, you could indeed have a case.

The risk of rabies from dog bites

Rabies is one of the worst diseases you could face if you're bitten by a dog. Many New Hampshire dogs now receive rabies vaccinations so they won't be carriers. However, if they don't have rabies tags or other identification on them, you may be forced to endure treatments that are costly and painful to prevent the onset of the disease.

Pit bull attacks after alleged provocation

This is an interesting story you might have heard about in New Hampshire, since a woman is defending her son's dog for biting children it hurt. The pit bull was allegedly provoked when the children began screaming and kicking at the dog. What's the most telling thing from her interview, though, is that the woman watching the dog says her ex has to put the dog outside because she can't control it.

New Hampshire police K-9 bites woman unprovoked

Being bitten by an animal leaves a lot of questions unanswered, and you may be worried about what will happen to you or your loved one next. Will you suffer from diseases? Will you need surgery to repair your injuries? It's important to seek medical treatment, but it's equally as important to make sure you are compensated for your injuries. In this case from April 14, a woman bitten by a police K-9 in training had to seek medical attention for her wounds.

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