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If you have been attacked by a dog or another animal, it is always important to identify the animal that bit you. If you have been attacked by a dog or other animal that is owned by another individual, you may be entitled to compensation. If there were witnesses to the attack, make sure you make contact with these people and that you collect their contact information. Take photographs of any and all wounds caused by the attack.
If you are being attacked remain calm. If you panic, you may give the dog confidence or you may appear threatening to the dog.
- Attempt to take control by commanding "down" or "go home, " while attempting to back away.
- Do not run, this will excite the dog and you cannot outrun a dog.
- Assume a non-threatening position by standing sideways to the dog instead of facing the dog and making eye contact. Clench your fists to protect your fingers.
- Hold your position because dogs have a short attention span and may lose interest.
- Stay still and protect your face, chest and throat. If the dog is biting, do not struggle or pull away- this can cause open, torn wounds.
- Use any object you may have to attempt to get the dog to latch onto it rather than yourself. An umbrella is a great source.
- If the dog does get a hold of you, fighting back is the best bet. Use your entire body weight on the animal, especially with your knees and elbows.
- If there are multiple dogs- go for the eyes, nose and limbs.
- If a dog has locked onto another animal or human, pick up its back legs and hold it in the air to keep it from pulling, ripping and causing more damage.
If you are the victim of an attack you need to:
- report the incident to the owner, animal control and the proper authorities.
- seek medical treatment, what does not appear serious could become infected or result in nerve damage or scarring.
- take photographs of all injures.
- make sure the animal has had proper and current vaccinations.
- obtain the homeowners information for the dog owner, the name, policy number and agent for the policy.
- If the owner is renting the home, obtain information about the owner, their homeowner's coverage and a copy of the lease agreement.
- Do you have knowledge that the animal has attacked another person or animal in the past?
Our attorneys can help you investigate and develop most of this information; your most important steps are to report the incident, get medical attention, photograph all injuries, and confirm that the animal has had proper and current vaccinations.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.
What Our Georgia Dog Bite Attorneys Do For You
Our Georgia dog bite lawyers can help you with the process no matter what the details may be regarding your dog attack. You will want to consider retaining a Georgia dog bite attorney before you participate in any legal proceedings and before speaking with an insurance company or anyone else.
What Is My Dog Bite Case Worth?
A victim of a dog bite can seek several types of compensation including for all scars, current and future medical costs, emotional distress, and any other factors related to the attack.
There are approximately 800,000 serious injuries caused by dog bites every year in America. If you have been a victim of a dog attack, we offer through legal help by experienced Georgia dog bite lawyers. Contact us now for a free consultation with local Atlanta dog bite attorney Bryce Angell today.