What types of injuries does this law protect?
When someone is attacked by an animal, the injuries they sustain can be very unique depending on the type of animal that was involved in the attack. The severity of the injury can also vary depending on the size of the animal and how aggressive the attack was. Some possible injuries that you should be on the lookout for include:
- Facial cuts and lacerations
- Bone breaks and muscle tears
- Hand and arm lacerations
- Nerve damage from strong and severe bites
- Infection or contraction of the rabies virus
- Long-term scarring and tissue damage
If I've been attacked, what should I do next?
After an animal attack, the most important thing to do is to seek immediate medical attention. Once you have received medical treatment, it's important to report the attack to both the animal owner and the local authorities. It's also important to document as much evidence of the attack as you can, including pictures or video of the animal, and the injuries sustained in the attack. If there were any witnesses to the attack, it will be helpful to obtain their name, address and phone number as well. Finally, you should get in touch with an attorney who has experience handling dog bite and animal attack cases to help ensure that your rights are being protected every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an animal attack, don't face these struggles on your own. Call the Suburban Injury Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.