It is important to take the proper actions following a Connecticut dog bite attack to safeguard your health and ensure your rights remain protected. Failure to do so may potentially jeopardize the compensation to which you may be entitled.
If the owner of the dog is present, make sure you record important contact information such as name, address, and phone number. You should also ask the owner whether the dog is current on all of its shots, particularly for rabies. If there are any witnesses at the scene, record their contact information as well in case you need them to support your version of what happened.
You should then seek medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered. It is important to treat your injuries promptly to prevent infection from developing. If you suffered severe cuts on your face, you may want to have them stitched up by a plastic surgeon to reduce the likelihood of visible scarring. Make sure you document all injuries by taking pictures before and after your treatment.
You should then consult an experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney who can advise you as to the best way to proceed. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better. It is important to give your lawyer an opportunity to investigate the incident while the evidence is still fresh.
The Connecticut dog bite lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP have handled many dog bite cases. We know the state laws which apply to your case, and we have the experience to help you maximize the compensation for your damages.
Please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation.