Bitten By a Dog? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Have you been bitten by a dog? Don’t make these mistakes that can ruin your case and learn the importance of calling our Buffalo lawyers now.

Common Mistakes in Dog Bite Cases

Bitten By a Dog Don't Make These MistakesThe most common mistakes in dog bite cases that we see are the failure to collect any witness information at the scene, as well as not noting the address where it happened.

When you’re just walking through the neighborhood and something like this happens to you, you probably won’t think about trying to pin point where the attack came from or how it happened.

The other issue is trying to lock down information regarding any prior bites or prior vicious propensities. Neighbors are often the best resource for that because they’ve seen the dog over the years, often times lunging at the mailman. If you can knock on a door, show the neighbor what happened. then the neighbors become much more helpful because they don’t want anyone else attacked. When people see the damage that this dog has done, they tend to be much more cooperative.  This gives us the information that we can use against the insurance company to let them know that this dog, in fact, has had problems beforehand.

First Thing to Do After a Dog Bite

  • The first thing to do is seek medical treatment.
  • The hospital will ask if the dog’s shots are up to date if you have that information.
  • If you are able to gather information at the scene, collect as much details about the dog and the owner.
  • The department of health can help research the dog if it is a runaway or stray.

Questions to Ask The Owner of the Dog After a Bite

  • You should ask the owner if the dog is up to date on vaccinations and required shots.
  • Find out if the dog has ever bitten or attacked anyone before.
  • Records at the Department of Health are not kept on dogs if they have not bitten anyone before.

Did you or a loved one recently get bitten by a dog? Don’t make these mistakes that are often made. After reading this article, contact our Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyers for a free legal consultation and case evaluation to get started on your claim as soon as possible.

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