When Man’s Best Friend Turns On You – Sue The Responsible Party

Dogs are one of the most popular pets that man long to have. Considered as “man’s best friend,” dogs are cuddly to have as a pet. But if they are provoked, dogs can also bite. According to the website of Hankey Law Office, while most injuries from dog bites are mild and require only a bandage, some attacks can also be lethal leaving the victim permanently disfigured, scarred, or even dead.

Deep inside their cuddly and passionate character, dogs are natural predators. They have the ability to inflict great damage or kill an individual on the spot. When you have become a victim of a dog bite, here is a guide on what you need to do after the attack:

Seek medical care. If left untreated, animal bites can result to serious injuries, infections, or death. If necessary, you may need to undergo rabies shots.

File a dog bite report. After undergoing treatment, even if it was only a minor injury, you need to file a dog bite report with the proper authorities. The document will come in handy should you file a case. The absence of the report can make enforcement difficult.

Photograph your injury. Taking picture of your injury will also be helpful should you decide to pursue a case against the owner of the dog. If you need to remove the bandage or gauze, ask the help of a doctor or nurse regarding the safe way to do so.

Dog bite injuries are governed by strict liability theories. This means that the owner would be held liable for dog bites, regardless of whether the owner did anything wrong with regards to ensuring that other people are protected from dog bites. Moreover, even if the owner had no knowledge that their pet was dangerous, they will still be held liable for any injuries.

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