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What to Do if You've been Bitten by a Dog

Advice from Knowledgeable Harrisburg Dog Bite Attorneys

It's important for you and your children to be familiar with safety tips to avoid a dog attack. If you or a child have been attacked, there are some steps you can take to cover all your bases and protect your legal rights. With the help of our skilled Harrisburg dog bite lawyers, you can be sure that your case is receiving the attention it deserves and that you are fairly represented.

Here's what to do if you've been bitten by a dog:

  • Get Medical Help: Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Identify Involved Parties: It's important to identify the dog that bit you. You should also identify the dog's owner and any witnesses that may have seen the incident.
  • Report the Attack: Inform your local animal control center and/or police department of the attack. Write down the date you filed the report and record the names of people you talked to.
  • Photograph Evidence: Photograph any visible injuries you sustained. You should take pictures of your injuries directly after the incident and throughout all stages of the healing and recovery process. If possible, it is also a good idea to take pictures of the accident location and of the dog that bit you (but only if this does not put you in danger of the attacking dog).

At Metzger Wickersham, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding each individual dog bite case in order to pursue justice and fair compensation for our clients. We know dog bite accidents can be extremely traumatizing for injured victims. Our Pennsylvania dog bite attorneys are prepared to handle all aspects of your case so that you don't have to relive the nightmare of your dog attack.

You don't deserve to have to go through a legal nightmare as well. Let us handle your case! Begin a free case evaluation with Metzger Wickersham by calling (888) 286-2850 today.

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