Izzy Yetnikoff of Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC know what to do for justice to dog bite or animal attach victims. Dog bites can happen when you least expect it. Because of this, it’s easy for a bite victim to neglect important steps to take immediately following the incident. To avoid being on the hook for pricey medical bills after being bitten or attacked, make sure you follow these steps.
What To Do After a Bite
- Identify the dog and its owner. Ask whoever is with the dog for their names and addresses. You’ll also need to request proof of rabies vaccination. Failure to do this could mean you’ll be forced to get vaccinated for rabies, which can be expensive.
- Seek treatment. First, assess the severity of the bite. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, you’ll either need to call 911, go to the emergency room, or urgent care. But no matter how minor the wound is, always seek care. Animal bites are susceptible to infection, and you might end up needing proper documentation of your injury.
- File a police report. Even if you don’t intend to pursue legal action, call the police. The police report documents that the bite occurred and records other critical information.
- Take pictures of your injury. This is important if you’re taking legal action. You should take photos of your injuries, and photos of the dog. Do this as soon as possible to show the severity of the injury, and help to prove that it was caused by a dog bite.
- Call an attorney. A personal injury lawyer will look out for your best interests and help you navigate the complex legal issues surrounding dog bites.
How Will I Pay for Medical Treatment and Recover Damages?
Arizona law is on your side to help relieve your financial burden from a dog bite or an animal attack.
Arizona is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bites. This means that a dog’s owner is liable for injuries and/or damages the dog causes.
Izzy Yetnikoff has valuable legal experience in fighting for dog bite victims to recover full compensation. If you’ve been bitten by a dog and need legal advice, call the Izzy Yetnikoff at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC at 800-279-6331.