Dog attacks are an all too frequent accident, with millions of individuals suffering from dog bites every year. At Cohen Law, we have seen many individuals put their life on hold due to an unfortunate dog attack that not their fault.
Although you cannot always control a dog bite situation, responding correctly to a dog attack is important to getting you back on your feet as soon as possible.
In the event of a dog bite, here are some important steps to take:
- Get the injured person medical care as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the bite, it might be necessary to take the injured to a doctor to thoroughly examne and treat the bite. Failure to do so can cause serious health problems such as infection and scarring.
- Get as much information on the dog, the dog’s owner, and the dog’s residence. Take note of the dog’s color, size, and breed. If there is an owner, get the owner’s contact information and as much information about the dog as possible. Does the dog live in a home or an apartment, and who owns the property?
- Contact the authorities at Animal Control. Explain your situation as clearly as possible, and they can locate, restrain and quarrantine the responsible dog if necessary.
If you experience difficulty in being reasonably compensated by the responsible party, contact a San Diego injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen. We will make sure you are professionally represented.