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What Should You Do After a Dog Bite?

Posted by Martin Rocha | Sep 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

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After a canine bite incident, you should contact a dog bite attorney and you should take several other steps to protect yourself. You want to make sure you can get prompt treatment and that you can recover for costs and losses. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law has extensive experience with dog bite incidents. We can guide you through the steps to take after a bite and can help you make sure you don't suffer financial loss due to someone's dog harming you.

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

After a dog bite, you should get prompt medical help. Depending upon whether the dog has been vaccinated or whether you know the dog that bit you, you may need a rabies shot. You may also need antibiotics in case of an infection. In severe bite incidents, stitches may be needed and plastic surgery may be required as well. A bite incident could result in permanent disfigurement, so proper and prompt treatment is important. You may also wish to report the bite incident to animal control, and you should explore your legal options for getting the owner of the dog to cover all of your costs.

How Does a Dog Bite Attorney Help After a Bite Incident?

After a bite incident, a dog bite attorney can provide invaluable assistance in taking legal action. This may entitle you to have your medical bills paid or other costs covered. Your attorney can also help you to document the cause and the extent of your injuries. So, this way, you can pursue the legal remedies that are available to you.  You should contact an attorney early on to guide you through the post-bite process so you can make sure you don't do anything to jeopardize your bite injury claim.

Contact a Dog Bite Attorney Today

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A dog bite attorney will help you to understand who is responsible for a bite incident. They will assist with pursuing appropriate legal action. Brandon L. Lettunich Attorney at Law has helped many victims of bites in El Paso. Contact Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law today.

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