5 Steps to take after a pet attack:
1. Distance Yourself
If you have been bitten by an animal the first thing to do is to get yourself out of harms way. Distance yourself from the aggressor by trying to get behind closed doors, if this isn’t possible yell for others around you to help you.
2. Assess the Damage
Dogs, Snakes, Cats, Ferrets or other pets all can carry a host of diseases or dangerous pathogens. Rinse your wounds and wrap/compress if bleeding. Assume the worst, never ignore a bite injury, some infections that arise from animal bites are life threatening so always visit your local immediate care center.
3. Disease and Rabies
“If you are bitten by an unknown dog, the American Red Cross suggests that you do not try to stop, catch, or hold the animal. Contact animal control as soon as possible so they can try to capture the dog, and call 911 so you can begin rabies vaccinations right away.”-cesarsway.com
4. Exchange Information
If the dog’s owner is present, then share names and contact numbers so you can get proof of rabies vaccination from them.
5. Contact an Attorney
When dogs attack, they can cause serious physical and emotional damage to the victim. These injuries can leave you with a mountain of medical bills and expenses. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or other animal, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and expenses, but it’s important to act quickly and contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
At Nutt Law Office, we have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases relating to animal attacks. Our dedicated team knows just what it takes to win compensation for you, and we don’t collect a fee unless we win for you!
Contact Nutt Law Office today for a free consultation regarding your animal attack case.