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Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog

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The first step is to find out who owns the dog and how they can be contacted. If the dog was with someone else at the time, you will also want that person’s contact details, as well as those of any witnesses. It is imperative to find out if the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. If it has not been vaccinated, you may need a series of expensive shots.

Get Medical Care

Even if the bite doesn’t seem that bad, it’s a good idea to seek medical care as infections are fairly common. At the very least, you will want to take photos so that you have the injury documented.

File a Report

Determine the proper government authority for filing a report and do so. This will document your case, as well as have the injury on record to help protect other people. Even if your bite is slight, the next one may not be.

You may also want to contact a dog bite lawyer about opening a personal injury case. Start keeping a record of the incident, as well as documenting your medical care and even your state of mind in the following days. To discuss you case, contact The Law Offices of Bruce Meth today.

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