Permanent scarring and disfigurement is common after serious dog bite injuries in Orange County, and even seemingly minor dog bites can leave a nasty scar. Especially if you suffered bites to the face, immediate and appropriate care can make the difference in how severe the long-term scars will be.
Here are some tips for the immediate care of a dog bite wound:
- Gently rinse the bite with warm, soapy water.
- If you’ve been bitten on the arm or leg, elevate the injured limb.
- If the wound is actively bleeding, use a clean cloth or bandage to apply pressure.
- Go to the emergency room or consult with your doctor—even if the bite seems minor.
- Watch for any worsening or signs of infection.
Again, don’t hesitate to seek medical care after a dog bite. This is the best way to ensure that your dog bite wound is properly cared for, documented, and monitored for scarring or infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions, and make sure you adhere to any follow-up care.
Pursuing Compensation after a Dog Bite in Orange County
The Orange County dog bite lawyers with Russell & Lazarus encourage injured victims to reach out to us for a completely free and confidential consultation. In your free legal consultation, you will learn more about your rights, if you really need a lawyer, and if you have a chance at successfully pursuing compensation after a dog bite injury or dog attack. Please give us a call today at (949) 851-0222 to schedule a consultation and learn more.