Dog bites are horrible for a number of reasons. First and foremost are the health reasons; not only is it painful, a dog bite can lead to serious infections or diseases if the dog doesn’t have its immunizations.
Dog bites can also be horrible because they can shake your trust in animals and lead to an interaction with the animal’s owner that can get legally messy and emotionally painful.
It is important to make good health decisions following a dog bite. Wash the wound with clean water, bandage it, and keep the injured area elevated. If you have any doubt about the dog’s immunization status, if the wound continues to bleed or has left a gaping injury, or if you are in incredible pain, seek medical attention immediately. The dog’s owner is responsible for any damages unless you were provoking the animal.
Having a good dog bite lawyer can make sure you are compensated fairly for your damages. McCready Law can help. Contact our Chicago law firm today at (773) 779-9885 for a free consultation.