Dogs are just as much part of the family than all other members. They alert their owners when guests arrive better than any door bell ever could and always seem to know when something is wrong. They were granted the title “man’s best friend” for a reason. However, regardless of how cute and playful they are, dogs are unpredictable animals. Dogs can bite without notice – whether in play mode or attack mode.
Every year, nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States, with over a million of those resulting in injuries that require a trip to the hospital. These medical bills can quickly become expensive. You may miss time spent at work, resulting in lost wages. Be aware that a dog’s owner can be held responsible if you are bitten. Not only may you find yourself with physical injuries that result in expensive medical bills, but you may also feel the emotional impacts for years down the road. You may even have to get professional help for the emotional distress you face after being injured in a dog bite incident.
If you are bitten by a dog, first gather the information of the owner of the dog. Make sure the dog has all of its rabies vaccinations. If necessary, seek emergency medical help as soon as possible and have your wounds sanitized and your bones and muscles analyzed for damage.
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