Many people choose to keep dogs as pets in Orange County. You probably see dogs every day in your neighborhood, at the park, or even in your own home. Unfortunately, however, some dogs can be aggressive; even dogs that normally are friendly may bite in certain situations. As an Orange County dog bite lawyer, I’ve seen many cases of serious injuries from dog bites, so I would like to offer a few tips for victims. Here are a few important questions to ask after you have been bitten by a dog in Orange County:
- Has the dog been vaccinated for rabies?
- Is the dog available for observation and testing?
- Do you have any medical conditions that could complicate your injury?
- What caused the dog to bite you?
You probably will find it helpful to write down the answers to these questions, as well as any other details, while they are fresh in your mind; the information may be relevant later. If possible, get the names and contact information of the dog’s owner and of any witnesses, and take pictures of the injury. Many steps must be taken by the victim of a dog bite injury, but those steps can be difficult to juggle when you are focusing on recovering. An experienced OC dog bite lawyer can help investigate your injury, handle all of the details, and provide further guidance. To learn more, speak with an OC dog bite lawyer with Russell & Lazarus today at 1-(949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the convenient online contact form on this page.