Almost 2% of the population requires emergency treatment for dog bites each year. If you get bit, you have legal rights as a dog bite victim in San Diego. That’s why you need an experienced San Diego dog bite attorney.
Fight for your rights and call the Law Offices of Elliott N. Kanter for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What Should I Do If I Am Attacked by a Dog in San Diego?
Dog bites can happen in just a few seconds and it’s easy to get frightened. Here are a few helpful tips.
Identify Who Owns the Dog
It’s extremely important to figure out who the dog owner is. If you identify the owner, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills.
Collect the Dog's Health Information
Find out the details about the dog. Good things to know include:
- Breed of dog
- Last date of inoculation
Obtain the Owner’s Homeowners Insurance Information
As a dog bite victim, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills and other costs. Most homeowners' insurance policies will cover dog attacks that occur on the policy holder’s property. Seek out the owner of the dog and collect this information:
- Insurance company
- Phone number
Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
Don’t delay in receiving medical treatment. If the dog bite is on your face, insist on being treated by a plastic surgeon. Follow the doctor’s orders carefully to ensure you treat your wounds properly and prevent infection during recovery.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer
A dog bite lawyer should be notified right away so they can begin to protect your rights and fight for compensation for your injuries. With their help, you can reach a settlement that will pay for all of your medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
What Are Some Common Dog Bite Injuries?
A dog bite can lead to devastating injuries, especially if the dog is large. In extreme cases, a victim who has suffered a facial attack can require reconstructive surgery. Some other injuries that may occur as a result of a dog bite include:
- Facial disfigurement
- Puncture wounds at the site of the attack
- Skin infections, if the puncture wounds are left untreated
- Crushed limbs
- Complete or partial amputation of limbs
- Fractured or broken bones
Emotional Trauma From Dog Bites
The emotional trauma after a dog bite is especially common in victims who were previously scared of dogs or who are children since they may have a harder time recovering from this tragic accident and may need counseling for years after the accident. If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered emotional injuries as a result, you could be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, and lost wages.
Dog Bite Attorney in San Diego at the Law Offices of Elliott Kanter
If a dog has bitten you and you have been injured as a result, you have legal rights to compensation under California state laws. Let the Law Offices of Elliott Kanter in San Diego help you get the compensation you deserve to cover your medical costs, pain, and suffering. Give the Law Offices of Elliott N. Kanter a call for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to get started.