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What to do if you are Bitten by a Dog

Dog attacks can happen suddenly, and are always very frightening. Some dog bites can be minor, requiring no medical attention, while more aggressive or persistent dogs can cause devastating injuries. If you are bitten by a dog, whether it is a serious or minor incident, there are some steps you will want to take in order to protect your interests and possibly hold the dog’s owner responsible.

At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we believe that no one should have to pay for injuries caused by someone else’s dog. If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by another person’s dog, contact a Michigan dog bite attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C., by calling 877-PET-BITE.

Steps to Take after a Dog Bite

The following are some steps that will be beneficial to you if you are attacked by a dog and wish to take action against the owner after the incident:

  • Seek medical attention – If your injuries are severe, this is the first thing you will need to do. After receiving medical attention, you will need to document all medical care you received and how much it cost you if you plan on pursuing compensation from the dog’s owner.
  • Get the dog owner’s information – You may want to do this first if your injuries are not severe enough to require immediate attention. Having the owner’s information will be necessary later if you plan on reporting the incident or pursuing a lawsuit.
  • Get contact information from witnesses – If anyone witnessed the incident or if the owner’s neighbors are aware of a dog’s violent history, it is a good idea to have their contact information in order for them to confirm what happened later on.
  • Call animal control and report the incident – Having a record of calling animal control after the incident can help your case, and animal control may want to quarantine the dog in order to check for any diseases.

If you were attacked by a dog, keep in mind that it is your right to take the necessary steps to pursue compensation for your injuries.

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If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog, the Michigan dog bite lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., can help you pursue the compensation you need at this time. Contact our offices today by calling 877-PET-BITE to speak with an experienced dog bite attorney.

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