A dog bite is a serious injury and should be taken seriously. Here are a few steps to take to ensure your safety. First, ask for the owner of the dog’s contact information. You want to know if his rabies shots are up-to-date. Secondly, seek a doctor if the bite breaks the surface of the skin…if it bleeds. The next step is to monitor the wound for infection. Watch for 90 days. Lastly, seek legal counsel.
- Speak to the dog’s owner and write down their contact information.
- Wash it and try to stop the bleeding with a cold compress. See a doctor as soon as possible if an open wound seems serious, continues to bleed, or the bite marks are severe
- If the wound is infected, it may take a few days to show symptoms.
“Dogs may be simply acting on instinct, but any dog is the owner’s responsibility. If you or a child have been injured by one, you have every right to sue for damages.”