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What to Do After a Dog Bite in Phoenix


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Dog attacks can be very traumatic experiences for adults as well as children. Knowing what to do in the event that a dog attacks you can help you protect your health and your rights. Here are some things to remember:

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If a Dog Attacks You Seek Medical Care

Immediately seek medical treatment for dog bite injuries. Injured victims should also take pictures of wounds that they have incurred in the attack. A bite can lead to a serious infection. Contact a physician right away.

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Identify the Dog

Try to pinpoint markings or physical characteristics on the dog that will help you to identify it later. Also, try to ascertain how you will contact the dog's owner. This is important information because it is often the owner's home insurance company that will be responsible for paying damages for the injuries.

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Report the Dog Attack

To the local Sheriff's Department or animal control agency.

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Take Pictures of All Visible Wounds

Torn (or bloody) clothing, the perpetrating dog and the site of the attack.

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Do Not Provide Any Insurance Company Information

Regarding the dog attack or your injuries. Do not sign any document before discussing it with an attorney.

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Begin Researching

Reputable lawyers, and contact one as soon as possible.

Time is of the essence when you are filing a claim for a dog attack. If you are seeking treatment for dog attack injuries, state law dictates you must file a claim within two years of the attack. This is the statute of limitations, meaning that if you do not file a lawsuit within that time, you forever lose your right to do so.

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Contact The Husband & Wife Law Team

Your chances of a successful claim will increase dramatically when experienced and reputable dog bite attorneys represent you. Call our Phoenix dog attack attorneys at (602) 267-1280 for a free consultation so that we can discuss your case.

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