Animal Attacks: Personal Injury Lawyer

(What to do after an attack)

Pet animals provide us warmth, security and stress relief. However, sometimes they can still attack us especially the ones that aren’t ours to begin with. If you are a victim of such an unfortunate event you might want to hire a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer, especially if you are around the area. Right after an attack you should see a doctor to get the right treatment. Then you should seek a personal injury lawyer afterwards.

Here are a guideline if you should contact a personal injury lawyer or not.

  1. Did the dog or animal attack result in severe injuries?
  2. Did the owner violated a local leash law?
  3. Did the dog/ animal attack happened in public property?
  4. Did the dog/ animal attack even when unprovoked?

Here is what you are going to do after a dog attack or animal attack?

  1. Owner’s Information

You should get the information of the owner of the animal just have the name and contact information. If you are worried of false information then you should get a picture of the owner for future references only.

  1. Witnesses

If the attacked happened and there are witnesses then also make sure you get their contact information and name. They can help you in cases where one is being difficult. Everybody would want to see who is lying if it comes to that so a witness who can testify is a great help in the process.

  1. Treatment

If you are bitten you should seek medical treatment, so you don’t contract any diseases or infections. Make sure to explain how the injury happen, make the situation clear so that it will be recorded properly in your medical records.

  1. Medical Expense

If you have a plan to get compensated from your injury make sure to have a document of your medical expenses connected to the injury of the animal attack. This includes medical bills, insurance co- pays and prescription costs.

  1. Report the animal to animal control

You should report the dog or animal to animal control especially if you don’t see any identification tags or you can’t find the owner anywhere. While you are in the animal control also check if the dog who bit you has any prior attacks. This could help you in negotiating with the owner or if lawsuits were filed win the case.

After the ordeal you should also keep a record of everything so you’ll have references if you have claims. It is important that you are organized with all the documents and even related conversations and injuries. There could be a lot of things that could be happening at once. However, staying on top of things and making sure that you have a record will help you in the long run. This kind of ordeal can be traumatizing and the faster that is settled the faster you can put it all behind you and move on.

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