Dogs are supposed to be your best friend. They are supposed to be a companion that protects you and cheers you up when feeling blue. The last thing you expect is to have a dog turn on you and attack. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you think. If you were the victim of a dog bite attack, there are a few things you need to do to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Take pictures of the injuries.
After being attacked, you want to take as many pictures of the injuries as possible. This helps to show the court just how bad the attack truly was. It also shows a timeline for how long it is going to take you to recover. If possible, take pictures of the dog and the scene as well. This shows what type of dog it was and where you were at when the whole thing took place. It's important to lay everything out as much as you can to help put it into perspective.
Ask to have the dog examined.
Courts will often allow you to have the dog examined to see if this was a one-time incident or if the animal acts out toward anyone. If the dog is truly that aggressive toward anyone that comes around it, something has to be done to prevent anyone else from being injured. A medical examiner will perform a series of tests to see whether the dog acted out because something provoked it or because it just has a tendency to attack anyone. This can help prove your injury claim.
Go to all of your medical appointments.
Whatever you do, don't skip out on your medical appointments. Regardless of whether it is just a routine check-up or one of your physical therapy appointments, you need to make sure you go to each and every appointment. Otherwise, it is going to look bad on you when it comes time to deal with the insurance company. They are going to say that your injuries can't be that bad, especially since you neglected to go to your appointments. Do whatever it takes to make sure you are there on time each and every time.
By doing the three things above, you can help your dog bite case along and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. If you ever have any questions, discuss them with your lawyer.