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Dog Attacks, What are your Rights?

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Have you recently been attacked by a dog? Did you need to go to the hospital and receive medical treatment? If so, you may be in line for financial compensation. With Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. dog attack attorneys you’ll have the best legal team at your disposal. However, there are some aspects regarding dog attacks that you should know. 


Information

First, you need to obtain information about the dog owner and the dog. This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and be sure to note the breed of dog, if you are able.  If there are witnesses to the attack, you should also gather their contact information, including name, address, phone, and e-mail.  Additionally, you should contact the police to make a report of the incident. 


Medical Attention

If the dog attack resulted in broken skin or other injuries, you should seek immediate medical care.  An animal bite can be serious in nature, as an infection from such a bite can lead to illness or the removal of a limb (worst case scenario) if not treated. At Wingfield & Ginsburg, you are recommended to seek medical attention as quickly as possible following any injury. 

Photography

If possible, following the attack, take photographs of the dog, the dog owner, and the area where the attack occurred.  Further, you should take photographs of your injuries following the attack.  You can also photograph and document your recovery and stages of treatment.  There is no such thing as too many pictures.

Talk With The Attorneys

Consult with an attorney at Wingfield & Ginsburg, P.C., regarding your injury and your options.  Wingfield & Ginsburg is here to help you understand your rights and the next course of action.

 

 

 

 

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