I Got a Dog Bite- What Should I Do?
Dog bites can be very serious and you may need to get a rabies shot or need extensive medical care such as stitches or even reconstructive surgery. Dog bites can break bones, can cause permanent disfigurement, and can cause substantial damage. When a dog bites you, it is important not only to get appropriate medical help but also to consider the legal issues raised by the bite. An El Paso attorney at The Huerta Law Firm, PLLC can help you to determine if you can pursue a claim for damages from the dog’s owner.
Taking Action After Dog Bites
When you get a dog bite, you need to report the bite incident right away. You should contact the police and you should go to the doctor to find out if you need a rabies shot or any other medical attention. Law enforcement will determine if the dog needs to be quarantined and what steps must be taken to deal with the dog. The doctor who provides you with treatment should document the extent of your injuries as well as costs incurred. Any reports from law enforcement and from the doctor could be used when you subsequently make a damage claim. You should also contact an attorney with experience handling dog bite cases so your lawyer can help you to understand how to pursue a case for compensation. The owner of the dog may be held financially responsible for all of your losses.
Getting Legal Help from Attorneys Experienced in Dog Bites
The Huerta Law Firm, PLLC has represented many clients injured by dog bites in El Paso and surrounding areas. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn about how you can get monetary compensation for dog bite losses. Contact us today!