Dog bites can be very painful, especially when they are on your face. Most people do not realize how painful and disturbing dog bites can be until they see the damage to a person’s face caused by a dog bite. The first thing you should do if you were ever bitten by a dog is to consult a doctor. The doctor will be able to tell you what caused the dog bite, whether it was aggressive or not and then recommend a treatment plan.
In order to keep you safe from future dog bites, you need to know how to deal with them in the future. One of the first things that you should do when you are aware that you have been bitten is to keep a journal of the bite. Keep a notepad and pen by your front door, write down the time and the severity of the dog bite, and the details of the people involved, including their names and addresses. This is important when you go to court or to seek compensation for your injuries or pain and suffering.
You should also contact your medical insurance company. There are usually many forms of compensation available to you, depending on how serious the dog bite was. Contact your insurance company to find out if you qualify for any particular dog injury coverage. Some of the most common forms of coverage include: hospital bills, prescribed medication, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and lost wages. It is important to remember that the insurance company only pays for the medical expenses and lost wages directly associated with your injury, not any additional costs due to your injuries.
If you want to keep pictures of your dog bite as a reminder of the incident, you can take photos yourself using a camera phone. Use the best pictures you can. Try to get as accurate and realistic as possible, because pictures are more convincing than words. It is also important to save as many pictures of the actual dog bite as you possibly can. There may be multiple pictures required for your lawsuit. Some attorneys will require you to email them to them, but it is important to save as many pictures as possible.
Even if you don’t use a digital camera, taking dog bite pictures is easy. You can take pictures from a distance, or right up close. To make sure you have clear pictures, be sure your hands are clean before you take the pictures.
Before you look through the pictures, make a list of all of the dog owner’s names, addresses, phone numbers, and other identifying information. You will also want a police report and the police report from the local sheriff’s office for each dog bite. Not knowing who the dog owner is can put your personal safety at risk.
Once you have saved a few dog bite pictures, you will need to decide which ones are the most important to you. This may depend on how much time you have to devote to researching. If you only have a couple minutes, photos of your dog bite injuries may suffice. However, if you have several minutes to spare, waiting until you have a little more time could be more beneficial to you.
If you don’t know where you found the pictures, or they are disturbing, you may want to consider looking through online message boards or forums. Here, you will be able to find other people who have been in the same predicament as you, and they will be able to help you determine what the best course of action is. There are also web sites that specialize in dog bite legal issues.