Beyond the Bite

What to do if you are bitten by a dog: 5 steps to take


  1. Call the police or 911: Call for immediate medical assistance.


  1. Gather information from the dog owner: Ask the dog owner for their name, address, and contact information.


  1. Get medical attention: If you are not treated by emergency medical professionals at the scene, it is still a good idea to seek medical treatment from an urgent care or emergency room as soon as possible.


  1. Let Local animal control know: If police were not called to the scene, be sure to contact local animal control officials to report the dog bite incident.


  1. Get a personal injury attorney: Talk to a personal injury attorney at Hupy and Abraham about your dog bite injury.


Do you have to report a dog bite?

The law firm of Hupy and Abraham hopes you and your loved ones stay safe. For more information and additional resources, visit our website and our Facebook page.

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured by a dog bite, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us anytime at


Jill Erin Wellskopf
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