Dogs can be loving pets that bring great joy to people’s lives. However, some dogs just aren’t nice. Dog bites are painful and can cause serious injuries to people. Dog bites can cause deep muscle and serious tissue injuries, and can also result in infections that cause severe health problems. If you have been bitten by a dog, you need to take these injuries seriously; contact the West Virginia dog bite lawyers at the Manchin Injury Group to learn more.
If the dog was a pet, ask for all of the contact information from the owner. Be sure to write down the type of breed, color and name of the dog. It is important that you do not try to negotiate with the dog’s owner for a settlement, especially prior to going to the doctor. Be sure that you treat the dog bite injury with your doctor and get information from the dog’s owner on the dog’s last rabies shot.
Call the Manchin Injury Law Group at (304) 367-1862 for a free consultation.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help. Talking to a premises liability attorney about a dog bite will allow you to understand what options you have to pay your medical bills and make other claims for damages like pain and suffering. In some cases, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance will pay a settlement, often with very little impact on the owner.
If it was a stray dog, be sure to write down the color, size, markings, and breed of the dog. Additionally, call the police to report the incident. If there were any witnesses to the dog bite, be sure to get the witness’ contact information.
The attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group in Fairmont can help you in cases involving animal attacks and dog bites. We know how insurance companies will try to negotiate with you, minimizing your medical damages and pain and suffering.
Contact us today by calling (304) 367-1862 to speak with one of our West Virginia personal injury lawyers.