Bitten by a Dog?
Pennsylvania & Missouri Dog Bite Attorneys
Children make up the majority of dog bite victims needing medical care for their injuries. They are the most vulnerable, and often don’t notice or understand a dog’s warning signs when approached. An attack is more likely to cause severe, possibly life-threatening, injuries, including disfigurement and other long-term physical effects. Parents must also worry about infection and rabies, as well as the chance of permanent psychological damage.
A dog bite or attack can be traumatic for victims of any age and their families, leaving them fearful and unsure how to handle the medical, emotional and financial questions they face. If anyone in your family has been injured in an attack, the dog bite lawyers at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Koehler & Wall can help answer those questions, including liability for the injuries and your legal options.
Important Steps to take after being Injured in a Dog Attack
Dog attacks happen quickly and details may differ between victims and witnesses. Being able to support your version of events can be crucial to a successful claim for compensation from the dog’s owner. Our injury attorneys at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Koehler & Wall handle many dog bite cases in Pennsylvania and Missouri, and know what kind of information builds a successful case. We recommend several important measures to take right after an attack, including:
- Immediately seek medical attention to ensure your well-being and create a medical record of your injuries.
- If possible, get rabies vaccination info about the dog; also record its description, including color, breed and size, or take its picture, if you can.
- Take pictures of the bites and the attack location.
- File a report with local police or animal control.
- If there are witnesses, write down their names and contact information.
In many dog bite cases, victims and witnesses forget the most important details of the incident. By taking down this information, you can help yourself and your attorney with accurate and relevant facts, which can be used in the fight against the dog owner.
What is Our Role in Your Current Situation?
Our legal team at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Koehler & Wall understands the often-complicated procedures in dog bite litigation. Laws differ from state to state, and our experience has shown the best strategy for pursuing dog bite claims in Pennsylvania or Missouri. We work with our clients to investigate all the details of their dog bite case, then recommend the best course of action to get compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional trauma and physical pain.
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