Dog bites are a scary thing. Animals can be very unpredictable and through no fault of your own can get aggressive towards you and ultimately bite you causing significant injuries.
There are a number of things you can do to prevent being bitten by a dog. but should an injury occur there are steps you need to take to protect yourself from further injury and avoid any long term effects from the dog bite.
After being bitten you should:
- Immediately clean the wound with soap and water
- Seek medical attention
- Get the dog owner’s contact information and request papers on the dog’s rabies vaccinations.
- Contact local animal control
- Contact an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorney to learn your rights
Left untreated and unreported, dog bites can affect your long term health and potentially that of your neighbors. The experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your long term interests.