Dog Bite Emergencies

January 2022

A dog bite can be a tragic event.  After a dog bite, the injured person wonders what steps should be taken immediately.  Here are some things to keep in mind:  get proof of the rabies vaccine for the biting dog, clean the bite with soap and water, and if the bite is is severe seek immediate medical attention.  If the owner of the dog is unable to verify that the dog is up to date on the rabies vaccine you may need to call law enforcement.

After the bite has stabilized, you want to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney.  Avoid talking to the representative of the insurance company of the dog owner.

Herrick & Hart has handled dog bites since 1951.  We help those who are injured and seek to maximize the value of their claims.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.