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New York Injury Lawyer Explains What to Do If You’re the Victim of a Dog Bite November 3, 2017

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New York Injury Lawyer Explains What to Do If You’re the Victim of a Dog Bite, Manhattan, New York

Suffering a dog bite can be traumatic—both physically and emotionally. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog attack, the animal’s owner may be liable for the injuries and medical expenses. The steps you take in the aftermath can have a profound effect on your recovery and ability to obtain fair and adequate compensation. Below, a New York, NY, injury lawyer from Myers, Singer & Galiardo explains what to do after a dog bite.

5 Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

Seek Medical Attention

Your health comes before all else. If you are suffering major blood loss, contact emergency services and tend to your wounds until help arrives. The sooner you can obtain medical treatment, the better off you’ll be.

Document the Scene

personal injury attorneyAssuming you are able, take photos of the dog, the scene of the incident, and your injuries. Document the name of the animal as well as the color, breed, and size so you can identify it later on.

Get Contact Info

To file a claim against the owner, you must have their name, address, telephone number, and insurance information, if applicable. Try to remain calm and avoid any further altercations—you’ve been through enough already.

Call Animal Control

File a report with animal control to further document the incident. Avoid providing a thorough account until you have consulted with an injury lawyer.

Contact an Injury Lawyer

Whether your injuries are minor or severe, contacting a personal injury attorney is essential. This will increase your chances of obtaining compensation to cover lost wages, medical costs, and other expenses associated with the incident.

If you require the aid of a seasoned personal injury attorney in New York, NY, or the Tri-State area, Myers, Singer & Galiardo is the law firm to call. Focusing on personal injury and criminal defense cases, their attorneys will provide the personalized, compassionate, and professional representation you need to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact the firm online or call (212) 986-5900 to schedule your free consultation.

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