One of the major concerns after a dog bite injury is whether or not the wound will leave an ugly, disfiguring scar. Unfortunately, dogs often bite highly visible parts of the body, including the face, neck, ears, hands, arms, etc. Because of their height, children are often left with significant facial scarring after a dog bite or dog attack. In many cases, though, a lack of documentation sometimes means that these victims are unable to get compensation for the plastic surgery they deserve after a dog attack.
As an Orange County dog bite lawyer, it is important to me that dog bite victims understand how to protect their rights to compensation for the full extent of their injuries, including eventual plastic surgery. While you’ll want an attorney’s guidance in collecting all of the evidence and documentation you’ll need, one thing many victims overlook is simply documenting the recovery process with photos. Here are some quick tips for documenting your dog bite recovery with photos:
- If possible, have your doctor help you with photographs. Your doctor can help you properly remove the gauze or other dressings to expose the wound and may be able to help you decide what’s important to document.
- Photograph all wounds, including puncture wounds, scratches, bruises, etc.
- Document the entire recovery process. Take pictures immediately and then every so often to show how your dog bite injury is healing. Be sure you also get pictures of any scarring left over after you have recovered.
If you have questions or need help after you are bitten by a dog in Orange County, an Orange County dog bite lawyer with Russell & Lazarus would be happy to help today. Please give us a call at (949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the confidential contact form on this page.