Did you know that nearly one third of all homeowner insurance claims involve a dog attack or bite? While Fido is most often man’s best friend, dog attacks do happen, and you should know what to do in case you or a loved one is injured by someone else’s pet.
If you are the victim of a dog bite, you should always seek medical attention first. Not only can dog bites cause broken bones and puncture wounds, but a dog’s mouth contains many bacteria which can cause infection.
Often it is necessary to alert the police to be sure that the dog is not a danger to anyone else.At the scene, as with a car accident, be sure to obtain the information of the dog’s owner including their insurance information and, if possible, take pictures of the dog and of your wounds.
After getting proper medical care, you should contact a personal injury attorney. While laws regarding dog bites or attacks vary from state to state, a local personal injury attorney will be well-versed in local and state laws regarding dog bites and can help you receive a fair settlement for your medical costs, lost wages and potentially for your pain and suffering.
Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Daggett Shuler handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident, call Daggett Shuler for a free confidential consultation at 336-724-1234.
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