What to Do after a Dog Bite
Trust an Experienced Ridgefield Dog Bite Attorney
If you have been attacked by a dog, your actions in the next hours and days are important for your health and safety. At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, our Ridgefield dog bite lawyers also recommend protecting your rights to compensation during this crucial time. Being attacked by a dog takes a toll on both your emotions and your physical well-being, so seeking medical attention should be your first priority.
After you have sought medical attention, be sure to contact our personal injury attorneys immediately! You may be able to receive compensation. With over 100 years of collective experience, we have the knowledge and resources necessary to effectively representing your case.
Call Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP at (888) 244-5480 to schedule a free case evaluation!
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When you retain our representation, we will help you document your incident so that we can effectively represent you in court. Our attorneys also recommend that you do not have any contact with the dog owner until you actually file a lawsuit. Talking to the dog’s owner is more likely to hurt your case than help it.
We recommend the following actions after a dog attack:
- Document & photograph your injuries
- Contact witnesses of the attack
- Obtain witnesses' consent & contact information
- Contact local animal control about the attack
- Report the attack to authorities
It is important that you report the attack so authorities know about potentially dangerous dogs and can determine what the best course of action to control them is. Animal control may be able to tell you whether the dog has attacked people before.
You are also not required to give a statement to the dog owner’s insurance company, though they may request it, and you should be skeptical of any offer made by the insurance company. Have it reviewed by our lawyers before discussing it.
Contact Our Ridgefield Dog Bite Lawyers Today!
If you have been the victim of a dog attack and need legal assistance, please contact the experienced Connecticut dog bite attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today. Our lawyers help dog bite victims in Danbury, Waterbury, Stamford, New Haven, Ridgefield and throughout Connecticut. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you won't pay a dime unless we win a settlement for you.
Schedule a consultation by contacting us today!