Approximately 4.7 million Americans suffer from dog bites every year and the majority of dog bite victims are between the ages of five and nine. Twenty percent of dog bite victims must receive medical attention.
First aid is the first step and WebMD recommends you do the following:
Your doctor will ask you about the following:
Depending on how deep the bite is, your doctor may examine the wound to determine whether there was muscle, tendons, nerve or bone damage. It may be necessary to remove dead tissue. The doctor will thoroughly clean the wound to remove dirt and bacteria, and you may require sutures to keep the wound closed.
By gathering all the information possible, you can help an attorney decide whether grounds exist to bring legal action.
The following are steps to take that could help with a lawsuit:
Seek legal counsel as soon as possible if your dog bite injury is serious. At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the injury and the prospects of taking legal action.