There are some important steps that individuals should take after an animal or dog bites. Some of the more critical steps include the following:
Determine who the Owner of the Animal or Dog is. Obtain the name and addresses of the animal or dog owner, in addition, the contact information to any other witnesses who might have seen the accident occurred. Almost immediately after the accident these people may become hard to track down, especially if the incident didn’t occur on the animal owner’s property.
Obtain Adequate Medical Care. It is critical to receive adequate medical care after suffering an animal or dog bite due to the risk of many serious medical conditions that can result. From a case perspective, medical staff will create a document trail of the incident which may prove useful in perusing damages in your case, especially if there was serious physical damage to your person.
Create a Report of the Incident. After receiving medical treatment and making sure that you are okay, it is a wise idea to file a report about the accident with law enforcement. If local animal control is called then they also may generate a report which can be used later in your case. You will want to get a copy of that report at the incident if available, if not obtain the contact information for the agent/officer and where and when the report will be available.
Injured by a Dog? Consult with Personal Injury Attorney that Helps Victims in Upland
Dog bites can have a serious impact on a person’s life and will require medical attention in even the least serious of situations. Medical bills can quickly stack up when it comes to treating and healing a dog inflicted injury. If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog or animal in the Upland area, you should consult with the attorneys at the Justin King Law. We can provide you with our knowledge and put our experience to work with you. Let us take the hassle out of your recovery. Contact us at (909) 297-5001 for a free case consultation or visit us online. All consultations are no obligation and confidential.