We love our pets- nothing like having furry, four-legged friends to cuddle and share fun adventures with every day! But what do you do if someone else’s animal attacks you? Here’s how to handle a personal injury or another form of animal attack from someone else’s animal quickly, safely, and effectively.
Notify the Owner
Regardless of the severity of the animal bite, it is essential to notify the pet’s owner of the incident right away. This may mean knocking on a person’s door if their dog bit you through a fence or showing the wound to the owner of the house if you are a guest at a party. Though it may be awkward, it is absolutely necessary to let the animal’s owner know about the attack as soon as possible after it occurs, in the event that legal action needs to be taken.
Get Medical Help
After sustaining a dog bite or animal attack injury, it’s important to seek medical attention right away, even for small wounds. This is especially essential if you are not well-acquainted with the animal or its owner, as it may have rabies or another serious and communicable disease. Additionally, even small dog bite wounds must be properly flushed and treated by medical professionals to reduce the risk of infection. For serious injuries following a dog bite or animal attack, dial 911.
Contact an Attorney
In order to make sure that you are compensated fairly for damages resulting from your dog bite or animal attack incident, it’s important to have a lawyer who is well-versed in personal injury law, particularly dog bite or animal attack cases. Since it is possible that the owner of the animal that bit you will be unwilling to cooperate, your lawyer can provide you with expert counsel to help you through the legal process and make sure you get everything you are entitled to receive for your pain and suffering.
Owning a pet is a delightful and fun part of life, and most pet owners take their responsibilities very seriously. However, if you are attacked by an animal, it is the owners’ duty to make sure you receive the care and compensation you need and deserve. Contact the Morgan Law Firm today for help with dog bite injuries or other personal injuries sustained by animal attacks in either the Boise, Idaho or Salt Lake City, Utah areas. Our legal professionals are standing by to help answer your questions and get you a fair outcome following a dog bite or animal attack. Call 208-789-2098 today!