All You Need to Know About Dog Bites
Dog bites can happen to anyone. Research shows that children between the ages of five and nine are most likely to be bitten by canines. As for adults, as long as Fido’s nearby, a bite is highly likely, if not inevitable.
A dog bite can cause physical as well as emotional injuries. It introduces bacteria into the body and can have adverse effects. When bitten by a stray dog, find out if it has been vaccinated against rabies. If you have a pet dog, ensure that you keep up with its rabies inoculations.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
Even after attempting to defend yourself, the hound manages to sink its teeth into your flesh. What next? There are several basic steps to follow:
- Exchange information with the dog’s owner so that you can easily contact them after the incident and verify the dog’s vaccination history.
- Gather contact information from individuals who witnessed the incident.
- Wash the wound by using mild soap and rinse with warm water; run it over the wound for five to 10 minutes.
- Use a clean cloth to slow the bleeding.
- Wrap the dog bite wound in a sterile bandage.
- Keep the wound bandaged and consult with a general practitioner right away.
- Continue changing the bandage several times a day even after a doctor’s examination.
- If you develop a fever or your wound becomes painful, swollen, red, or warm, immediately seek medical attention.
- Contact your personal injury attorney to determine if you can file a claim.
Should You File a Lawsuit for Dog Bites?
Yes, taking into consideration that the dog doesn’t belong to you or a family member and you have serious injuries. At Corradino & Papa, LLC, our mission is to seek justice and fair compensation for dog bite victims. All you need to do is get better, and we will take care of the rest.
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