What to Do After an Animal or Dog Bite

Each year, millions of people suffer from animal bites, with the majority of those bites coming from dogs. Many of these victims are injured by someone else’s dog that was unchained or able to get out of the property. Studies show, however, that a mere two out of every 100 victims receive compensation for their injuries. If another person’s dog recently bit you, pursuing compensation is the second most important thing after obtaining proper medical care.

Compensation can not only help you cover the cost of your medical bills, but it is also a way to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. Use the following information to recover physically, then consult with a Celebration dog bite lawyer to get the legal representation you deserve.

What is the best way to treat an animal bite?

While not all animal bites require you to spend time in the hospital, they should be looked at by a doctor just for safety’s sake. Right after the bite occurs, do what you can to treat the wound before seeking medical care.

Clean the wound by washing it gently with soap and water. If it is bleeding, hold a towel against the wound to apply pressure. This will help the bleeding taper off and make it easier to disinfect. Once the bleeding stops, it is important to apply antibiotic ointment to ward off infection.

Finally, wrap the wound with a bandage and keep it elevated above the heart. Swelling may occur if it does not stay elevated in the hours following the incident. When the wound is stabilized, you should have your doctor take a look. Even a bite that does not appear serious may warrant additional care from your doctor.

Reach out to our firm as soon as possible after your animal bite. The sooner you do, the better your chances of recovering compensation! Call us today to find out how we may be able to assist you.

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Celebration, FL 34747.
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Widerman Malek, PL
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Melbourne, FL 32904
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