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Posted in Dog Bites on October 1, 2021   |  by Gary Burger

What To Do After a Dog Bite

A dog bite can cause serious injuries that have lasting consequences on your well-being. After being experiencing a dog bite injury, you must act quickly and receive the medical care you need right away. The next thing you must do is contact an experienced dog bite injury lawyer. The Burger Law dog bite attorneys in St. Louis serving Missouri and Illinois have represented many dog bite injury clients and have consistently helped our clients get the full compensation they deserve. Get our talented dog bite injury lawyers on your side today by calling us now at (314) 500-HURT or filling out this form.

What To Do After a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a traumatic event that can send you into shock. If you or someone you know is bitten by a dog, you should know the proper steps to take. Acting quickly, and wisely, immediately after the dog bite incident will not only benefit your well-being and your recovery from your physical and psychological injuries, but will also serve as a major advantage in your legal case if you choose to make a claim for your dog bite injuries. Be prepared.

Immediately after a dog bite occurs, follow these steps:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention. Someone may administer emergency first aid such as cleaning the wound or applying pressure to stop the bleeding. Call 911 if necessary to get first responders to the scene who are experts in dog bite wound emergency care.
  2. Get information. If possible, try to get information such as the dog owner's contact information and insurance information. It is important that you do not speak with the dog owner about the incident that occurred.
  3. Leave the area. Do not stick around at the site of the accident afterward.
  4. Get treatment. With dog bite injuries, there is often a risk of dangerous infections and life-long physical scarring. Go to the emergency room, urgent care or to your physician to receive the necessary care such as a rabies shot or skillfully applied stitches.
  5. Speak to witnesses. If possible, talk to witnesses of the incident and record their contact information. This may be important in your dog bite injury claim.
  6. Hire a dog bite injury lawyer. Contact a reputable St. Louis law firm such as Burger Law to learn more about your legal situation and to hire them to represent you in your legal claim. Burger Law's Missouri and Illinois dog bite injury attorneys are highly skilled in dog bite cases. We handle all aspects of your case personally and do not rest until you have recovered the full compensation you are owed. The sooner you contact us after the dog bite takes place, the sooner we can begin going to work for you.

Once you hire Burger Law's St. Louis dog bite lawyers for your case, you do not have to worry about anything else. We will handle every part of your case for you and will educate you on the process and keep you informed along the way. Once we begin working for you, you can relax and focus on recovering from your injuries.

Do not wait. You have a limited time to file your injury claim after being injured by a dog bite. Our skilled dog bite attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out a form online right now.