How to File a Dog Bite Report
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Many people consider dogs to be “man’s best friend,” but the truth is that they can inflict serious harm on an individual.
While such breeds as pit bulls, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers are perceived as being especially aggressive toward humans, any breed of dog is capable of biting or attacking someone.
How Do I Report a Dog Bite?
If you have been injured by a dog bite or attack, you should first seek medical treatment for your injuries and then file a dog bite report with your local animal control officials. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may even be required by law to file a dog bite report.
To learn what steps you should take to officially report a dog bite, select your city below.
The Benefits of Filing a Dog Bite Report
A dog bite report is often able to:
- Detail what the dog’s owner and witnesses remember about your incident: What the dog’s owner and witnesses say happened can influence your decision about whether to seek compensation for your injuries from the dog’s owner. You are also able to learn which authorities a witness spoke with and whether the witness would be helpful or harmful to your case.
- Indicate any previous incidents involving this particular animal: A dog bite report can also show if there have been previous reports of aggression from this animal. Not only can this be useful in a dog bite lawsuit, it can help authorities determine if this particular animal should be euthanized because of the danger it presents to the community.
- Provide a warning to others in the community: Every dog can attack a human being, but those with a history of previous attacks should be dealt with cautiously by community members.
Get Help from Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers
At Zinda Law Group, our dog bite attorneys have helped countless accident victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more.
Our firm also believes that a dog bite victim should never have to worry about being able to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our skilled dog bite lawyers.
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