Dog Injury Frequently Asked Questions
What should you do after being bitten by a dog?
While the majority of dogs provide fun and companionship to their owners, coming in contact with an out of control vicious dog could result in you getting injured. Over four million people are bitten by dogs in the United States alone, and understanding what steps you need to take after the fact can make this situation less stressful on you and your family. If you or a member of your family has been bitten by a stray dog, contact our law firm professionals at Zimmerman & Frachtman for a free animal injury consultation.
Why do I need to contact an attorney after being bitten by a dog?
Each year in the United States alone, over 800,000 people are rushed to medical facilities to care for wounds inflicted from a dog bite. Children are especially susceptible to dog bites because they will approach many dogs without fear. The unpredictable nature of many dogs puts the health of those who come in contact with them at severe risk. Several stronger breeds of dogs have the ability to inflict serious and deadly injuries. An attorney will make certain the injured party receives the absolute best medical treatment and that the responsible parties are held accountable.
What are the laws concerning dog bites?
When you or a family member is bitten by a dog, this is not the time to be trying to understand the laws pertaining to who is responsible. The owner of the dog is liable and regardless if the act was dangerous or not you should focus on getting appropriate medical attention and leave the legal matters to the professionals. At Zimmerman & Frachtman, we will begin working on your case while you deal with getting the injury taken care of.
Why is time of the essence after a dog bite?
One of the reasons that it is so important that you get medical attention and leave the legal details to the lawyers is because of those dog bites each year, over one-thousand of them require the injured to be at the emergency room. These bites are life threatening in many cases, and those wounds need to be addressed as quickly as possible. Many dogs carry serious infections in their saliva, and pass it to the bite victim.
If you are a victim of a dog bite, seek medical attention immediately and call our law office at Zimmerman & Frachtman while en route to the hospital so we can begin working on bringing the responsible parties to justice.