Steps to Take When a Dog Bites

The minutes, hours, and days after a dog attack can be physically and emotionally painful. You may be too hurt to go to work and need expensive medical treatments that you can’t afford. But if you follow a few important steps during this time, you can help protect your health and your rights to compensation.

The lawyers at Ponce Law know that you and your family may be distressed after a dog bite injury. That’s why we want to take on the legal work, so you can relax and focus on getting better. We’ve compiled a list of steps to take after you’ve been victim of a dog bite. Give us a call at 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Protect Your Health and Rights to Compensation

If you or your child are bitten by a dog, you should:

  • Get immediate medical attention.
    Even if the injury appears minor, dog bites can get infected and cause serious complications. The doctor’s medical report of the injury can also be used as evidence to build your claim against a negligent dog owner.
  • Find out who owns the dog.
    If the dog attack occurred in a public area or in a yard, try to alert the owner and get his or her contact information — including name, address, and telephone number.
  • Talk to witnesses.
    If other people witnessed the bite — get their contact information. Their statements may help prove that you or your child didn’t provoke the dog to bite.
  • Document the dog bite injury.
    Write down what happened to the best of your ability. You can also take pictures of the injury to help prove the extent of the damage caused by the dog bite.
  • Contact a Nashville dog bite lawyer.
    An experienced law firm like Ponce Law can investigate your dog bite injury and collect evidence to build a strong claim.

Get a Nashville Lawyer on Your Side

At Ponce Law, we’re local attorneys who have helped many people just like you after their dog attacks. Let our law firm give you and your family the personal attention you deserve. Contact us today.