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Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

When you are involved in a dog attack, the trauma and confusion of the incident can make it difficult to quickly take appropriate action. While it is always best to take immediate steps to address the injury, there are a variety of things you can do after the incident that will help you to legally resolve the issue.

Even in minor attacks or bites, you may find yourself facing unexpected costs associated with the attack, such as medical bills for treatment. To learn more about how an experienced Champaign injury attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve from the negligent pet owner, contact Spiros Law, P.C., today at 217-328-2828.

Protecting Yourself

After addressing your medical needs following a dog bite, you may come to discover that legal action is necessary in order to recover the costs associated with your attack. In order to ensure that you are not forced to pay the financial repercussions of the accident without the compensation you need, follow these steps:

  • Write down everything you can remember about the event in detail.
  • Contact the dog’s owner. If you did not think to obtain their contact info at the time of the attack, consider revisiting the location of the event or contacting witnesses who may be able to help.
  • Report the incident to the local health department and, if necessary, the police.
  • Obtain witness statements from anyone who was with you at the time of the incident.

While pursuing compensation can be difficult, a dedicated personal injury attorney can help you hold the negligent pet owner responsible for the actions of his or her dog.

Contact Us

If you have suffered an injury in a dog attack and are now facing unexpected medical costs associated with the incident, you may be entitled to compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries. Contact a knowledgeable Champaign personal injury lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C., today at 217-328-2828 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.