What You Can Do After A Dog Bite
When most people think of dogs, they imagine lovable creatures. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. If you have suffered after a dog bite, you have rights. Dodd & Burnham has helped injured clients in Valdosta and the surrounding southern Georgia counties. We can explain your options and help you fight for a resolution.
What You Can Expect
One of the best ways to build a case is to gather as much evidence as possible. You can help us do this by taking pictures as documentation and holding onto necessary medical records. Contacting the police is another smart move. Having the correct information for the dog, its owner and their phone number is also crucial. If you’re unsure who the owner of the dog is, we can help you gather that information. If it is a family member or friend who was injured, it is still important to report the incident. This can prevent it from happening again.
Many people are concerned with how the dog will be handled if they report their injury. There are many factors that go into this decision. Has the dog bitten anyone else? Is it considered part of a dangerous breed? Is the owner aware of its vicious nature? We can explain the options in front of you so that you can make informed decisions regarding your case. Remember that it’s important to not discuss your case with the dog’s owner or the insurance company. While we keep your best interests in mind, they might not.