Ensure that your wash the bite with clean water. If the bite is deep, you may need to wrap the area with clean cloth to cut down blood loss until you reach the doctor.
You must take the victim to the doctor
After your dog bites someone, don't take it up on yourself to analyze the bite and tell the person they will be fine. You do not know or have the person's medical record to see if a dog biting the individual will result in any other illnesses.
What the victim of a dog bite would normally do is to solicit the expertise of a dog bite attorney, especially if there is a challenge by the owner of the dog whom believes that the dog was probably provoked into biting you. If this is the case, then there will be a court room battle and the dog bite attorney will come in pretty handy for the victim.
If you are bitten by a dog or your dog has bitten someone, one thing you should always try to find out is what are the dog bite laws in your country, state or region.
Dog-Bite Statutes Which Covers Most Dog Injuries.
This status is from Minnesota.
“If a dog, without provocation, attacks or injures any person who is acting peaceably in any place where the person may lawfully be, the owner of the dog is liable in damages to the person so attacked or injured to the full amount of the injury sustained.”
The victim doesn't have to show that the dog owner did anything wrong. To win a lawsuit under this statute, an injured person must, however, prove four things:
- The injured person was attacked or injured by a dog.
- The person being sued is the owner of the dog.
- The victim didn't provoke the dog to bite.
- The victim was acting peaceably somewhere he or she had the right to be.
Common Damages Recovered From Dog Bites
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage.