Owning a dog can be a rewarding experience.
Dogs are known to decrease stress levels, increase immunity, provide a sense of emotional well-being, along with many more benefits. But the best thing a dog offers is unconditional love. For many families, their dog is a loved member of the family.
But, what happens when another person's dog bites you?
If you were bitten by a dog in Georgia or South Carolina due to negligence, you may not realize that you have the right to compensation for your injuries, medical costs, and damages. The Brown Firm has experienced attorneys to help you.
Dog bites are not uncommon. Over 4.7 million Americans are bitten every year, with half of them being children between ages 5-9.
About 20% of all dog bites need medical attention.
Here are a few ways to prevent a dog bite:
- Always ask for permission before petting an unknown dog
- Don't panic or run from a dog
- Don't mess with a dog that is eating or caring for puppies
- Don't allow small children to play unsupervised with a dog
- Avoid direct eye contact with a dog you don't know
Although it is important to try to prevent dog bites, sometimes a dog will feel threatened even though the person did not intentionally mean to. You should know your rights as a dog bite victim.
Contact our Top Dog Bite Injury Lawyers; we are experienced and will help get you the compensation you deserve while you heal from your dog bite injury.
If you or your child was bit by a dog, there are important steps you should take immediately to prevent infection, which is the number one concern.
1. Press the would gently to make it bleed to get some of the bacteria out
2. Wash the wound
3. Slow the bleeding
4. Apply antibiotic cream
5. Wrap the wound
6. Change the bandage several times a day
7. Watch for signs of infection
If you are not the owner of the dog, there are important other steps you should take after caring for the wound including to see if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. Your health care professional will want to know this and may give you a vaccine against it as well as a Tetanus booster.
Also to help your dog bite injury case we suggest you try to gather the following information from any witnesses and the owner of the dog:
- Phone Number
- Photos of the area or attack
- Photos of the injury
The experienced attorneys at The Brown Firm will use this information to help your case.
Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia and South Carolina will manage all legal case procedures including:
- Filing a Personal Injury Claim
- Sorting out Insurance payments
- Appellate advocacy if a judgment is appealed
- Recovering deserved damages
- Handling all communications with insurance companies and medical providers, and more
From the time a dog bite victim retains us, our attorneys work hard to get the compensation deserved for medical bills as well as for the pain and suffering while healing after the dog attack.
The Brown Firm has a team of specialists and experts, who are experienced in retrieving evidence from the scene and securing witness statements to build a strong case in recovering the highest settlement possible and a favorable outcome for our clients.
Contact our top Dog Bite Injury Attorneys today to get the compensation and justice you deserve. We have Law offices in Georgia in Atlanta, Savannah, and Athens as well as an office in Okatie, SC to assist you with your Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit.