Dealing with a Dog Bite with a Wisconsin Attorney
Though they've cemented their status as man's best friend, dogs are still animals. And whether it was the way they were trained, an accident, something you did or their more vicious instincts just kicking in, dogs unfortunately can and do bite, sometimes causing severe damage to the victim.
What to Do in Case of a Dog Bite
The very first step to take when you've been bitten by a dog is to seek medical attention. Don't allow a bad situation to become worse by not treating it; the wound could become infected and even lead to death. Of course, you will want to inform the dog's owner of the incident if they are not already aware.
You should also consult an attorney in the case of a dog bite. Your attorney will ask you for such basic but vital information as details of the incident, the name and contact information of the dog's owner, as well as the name and contact information of any witnesses.
The Reality of a Dog Bite
Over four million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and more than 20 percent of these victims require medical treatment. Tragically, many of these injured parties are children and a lot of them were bitten in the face. If you or a family member has been the victim of a canine bite, you know that it is nothing to be taken lightly. In almost all cases the dog’s owner is responsible for ensuring that you are made whole. Talk to a personal injury attorney experienced in these matters.
Contact an Attorney Today
If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite, call the legal team at Jacobson, Schrinsky & Houck at (414) 223-4444 today. We proudly serve the entire state of Wisconsin and will work with you and your schedule to arrange a time to come out and meet you.