Dog Bite Injuries
Injured by a dog and in need of an animal attack attorney in the Sacramento area?
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog or any other animal, it’s imperative that you speak with a dog bite/animal attack attorney immediately so that you can have all of your questions answered and start building your case. Here are some of the most common questions asked. What to do after a dog bite? What are my legal rights as a dog bite victim? What is the statute of limitations? Do I need an attorney for dog court? What is the one bite rule? One of our dog bite specialists at the Brady Law Group will meet with and be happy to discuss the specifics of your case to determine whether or not you have a presentable case.
We represent people in the Sacramento area who have been bitten by a dog and need an attorney with experience and a proven record of success. We prepare your case for court. Most of our cases are settled out of court.
What to do when you have been bitten by a dog in the Sacramento area
The first thing you need to do is identify the dog that bit you. This is very important, as this may spare you the possibility of having to submit to rabies tests, which can be very painful. It is very important to know if the animal that bit you is some person’s pet, a stray animal or a wild animal. If the animal that attacked you is a stray animal, then you will have to undergo treatment for rabies, which is a series of painful shots. If the animal that bit you belongs to someone, that person can be held accountable for your injuries, pain and suffering. It is also very important to insist on a plastic surgeon especially in dog bites to the face. With all due respect to the emergency room surgeon who stitched your face, those stitches will be visible for the rest of your life. Make sure you seek medical attention no matter how minor the bite.
If the dog owner is insured, you may get a call from an insurance company representative. You should ask him or her for the following information:
Name of insurance company
Address of his or her office
Name of the person who is insured
The amount of money available to pay medical expenses
Do not do any of the following:
Do not discuss money
Do not set up an appointment
Do not write a letter or memo
Do not permit yourself to be tape-recorded
Do not allow the victim to be photographed
Do not discuss who is responsible
Do not accept any money
What are my rights?
What should I do to protect my rights?
Identify the dog
Get the dog owner’s name and address
Get the name, address and phone number of any potential witnesses, even if you have to return to the scene and knock on doors
Photograph all wounds, bruises and bloody clothing
Don’t sign anything
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog or animal attack in the Sacramento or surrounding areas, please call one of the dog bite injury attorneys at the Brady Law Group today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case, and learn about your legal rights and options.