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What to Do If You’ve Been Bitten By A Strange Dog

The state of Florida supports victims of dog bites. This means that if someone else’s dog has bitten you, the owner of that dog is liable. However, many victims of dog bites don’t know what to do after they are attacked, which means they do not seek the compensation they are due. Fortunately, there is always something victims can do: seek legal assistance from a local personal injury attorney.

Immediately After the Bite
No matter how minor the injury, it’s important to seek proper medical care and file a report with local animal control. This will help you establish a paper trail. You should also be sure to photograph as much as you can regarding the injury, including bruises, the location of the attack, and torn clothing. It’s important to gather as much information as you can to be in the best position possible when you seek help from an injury attorney.

Contacting an Attorney
An accident lawyer in Florida can help protect your rights as a dog bite victim. Because dog bites can present complex legal issues that are difficult to navigate, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney with this specialty sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, many dog owners do not have insurance that covers dog bites, so many dog bite victims do not receive proper compensation. An attorney at Sinclair Law can help you seek compensation for damages after a dog bite, including medical bills, because all dog owners are liable – whether or not they are insured.