A dog owner is responsible for the harm inflicted upon another person when they knew or should have known that their dog was dangerous. Owners can also be responsible for violating leash ordinances, and allowing dogs to run at large. And unfortunately children are often the victims of dog bites, because of their natural curiosity and inability to sense hostility or fear in animals. If you’ve been injured by a dog, you should act quickly to preserve your ability to file a claim.
BASIC THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
If you or a loved one are bitten by a dog, you should:
- Get medical treatment
- At the same time call animal control - they will prepare a report and check the rabies vaccination history
- Photograph your wounds
- Contact a lawyer