Braxton County dog attack attorney, Tim Miley has seen varying degrees of injuries from a dog bite - from lacerations and torn skin to extensive bleeding and broken bones, the results can be painful.
It is important to treat your dog bite as soon as possible, as leaving a dog bite untreated can lead to serious infections and even rabies, which can result in death. In fact, according to the American Humane Society, there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites each year; about 800,000 of those require medical care.
According to WebMD, taking these necessary actions can be helpful if you’ve suffered a severe dog bite:
- Try to control the bleeding by covering the wound with a clean towel.
- Keep the injury elevated.
- Gently wash the wound with soap and water. Rinse it thoroughly, and cover the wound with a clean, dry dressing.
- Use an antibiotic cream on smaller cuts and wounds.
- Visit the hospital or seek treatment from a medical professional to ensure all proper steps have been taken.
When to Contact a Braxton County Dog Attack Attorney
Did you or a loved one sustain a serious or life-threatening dog bite because of the negligence of another? Treat your wound immediately and be sure to save any medical bills, itemized receipts, or paperwork you receive from your hospital or treating physician. These documents can be used to help you file a personal injury claim against the dog owner. Call 888-436-0859 today to talk to a Braxton County dog attack attorney at Miley Legal Group and learn more.