What Should I Do After a Dog Bite? - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

What Should I Do After a Dog Bite?

After a dog bite, your priority should be to get immediate medical care, including wound care, stitches, and rabies shots if necessary. Document your injuries and contact the police and your area’s animal control office. Get the contact information of the dog owner including their address, any witness contact information, and preserve as much photo and video evidence as possible.

You can also try and ask the dog owner for their homeowner’s/renter’s insurance information but do not speak with an insurance company or its representatives Often the dog owner won’t provide this information and there is no law that says they have to provide this information.  Don’t get stressed if you don’t have the insurance information.  Often Zirkin and Schmerling Law can figure out the insurance information.

Contact a Maryland dog bite attorney right away, even if you’re not sure whether you plan to take legal action. An attorney will help you avoid common mistakes, like saying the wrong things to the dog’s owner or sharing details of your dog bite on social media.