What to do after a dog bite

They might be man’s best friend, but accidents can happen and dogs can bite. These injuries can be scary and painful. Here are steps you should take after a dog bite.


Remember not to panic. The dog may already feel threatened you don’t want to upset it anymore. Take some deep breaths and remove yourself from the dog and the situation.


Receive medical attention right away. Call 911 if it is severe and you cannot drive yourself. If the injury is minor and you can drive yourself, go to an emergency care center and seek treatment.


Document the incident and get information from the dog’s owner. You will want to get name of owner, address and vaccination records from the dog. All bites should also be reported to the local animal control authorities.


Seek legal representation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. The attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are well experienced and have helped many dog bite victims.



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 Hupy.com.


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