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While most dogs are harmless companions, dog bites are a painful and scary injury that can happen to anyone. Our experienced dog bite lawyers have helped many victims achieve fair recoveries over the years.

We have found that these five important steps can help after you’ve been bitten by a dog.

Stay calm. Being bitten by a dog can be very scary and can cause people to panic. It is important to stay levelheaded to keep the situation under control.

Seek medical attention. If the bite is severe, call 911 to get immediate medical attention. If the wound is minor, you should clean and wrap it and visit a doctor’s office as soon as you can.

Document information. It is important to write down any information about the incident, including the name and address of the dog’s owner and any witnesses to the accident. This information will be beneficial in the future when building a case.

Report the incident. All dog bites should be reported to the local animal control authorities. 

Get legal representation. If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to compensation. Contacting an attorney with experience handing dog bite cases can be very beneficial.

At Hupy and Abraham, we are committed to helping you achieve the recovery you deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, the lawyers at Hupy and Abraham are here to help.

Contact us at 800-800-5678 for a free consultation or start a live chat any time at

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