When a dog bite incident occurs, it’s important to seek medical attention for the injury you sustained. As soon as you have done so, notify the authorities about the incident.
Your local animal control agency can assist you with filing a report. Be as objective and specific as possible as this process may help with filing a claim for your injuries while ensuring that the same animal does not cause harm to others.
A dog bit incident report includes the following information:
– time, date and place of the incident
– description of the dog’s appearance
– description of the circumstances surrounding the dog bite
– location and description of where the attack took place.
– witness statements related to the dog bit incident
– photos of the scene and injuries sustained
– medical records relevant to your injuries.
Once completed, make sure you have a copy of the report, the report number, and the name of the animal control personnel you spoke with.
If the injuries you sustained from the incident are not significant, you may pursue a claim in small claims court. Note that legal issues associated with dog bit incidents can prove to be quite complex and difficult to navigate through. If your injuries are severe or require hospitalization, you may want to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.