If you’ve been bitten by a dog, seek immediate medical attention. Even minor bites can cause serious nerve damage or infection. More serious dog-induced injuries can cause lacerations and physical deformities that will require extensive surgeries to correct. Despite the pain of the initial bite, it is pivotal that you remember to document your injuries from the time of the accident through the recovery process. Such information is vital when building a personal injury case.
Once you have been taken care of by a medical professional, it is necessary to alert the proper government agencies about the dangerous dog to prevent further attacks. The San Diego Department of Animal Services will then take custody of the dog, assess the likelihood of further attacks and decide on a course of action for the dog. Then, the victim should inform their insurance provider that the cost of the necessary medical procedures will be covered by the dog owner’s insurance. However, before you agree to anything proposed by the liable party’s insurance provider, contact a local injury attorney to guide you through the process.
Dog attacks occur quite frequently in the California area. Recently, San Francisco police were called to deal with two pit bulls that injured two people. The dogs’ owner left them with a friend at Golden Gate Park on Tuesday, January 28. When the owner returned, the dog attacked him and his friend. They called the police who killed one of the dogs. The other dog escaped and was not found until the following morning.
I Need A Lawyer In San Diego That Handles Dog Bite Cases
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, our San Diego injury attorneys can help. The Bonnici Law Group, APC legal team has the expertise and resources to recover the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. For more information on how we can assist in your particular case, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our San Diego injury lawyers, call our firm today at (858) 261-5454.
[Did You Know: Dogsbite.org says that 283 Americans died from dog bite injuries from 2005 to 2013.]
Bonnici Law Group, APC—San Diego injury attorney
Source: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/29/sf-police-shoot-and-kill-dog-that-mauled-2-men/, http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/9-year-dog-bite-fatality-chart-dogsbiteorg.pdf