Dogs are among the most common pets for families in the Detroit area. Most of the time these animals are considered part of the family and are trained and friendly to everyone they meet. But unfortunately, this isn’t true for every dog and kids are often the victims of dog bites. If your child is bit by a dog, you should take the following steps immediately.
- Take your child to the doctor. If your child is bit by a dog, they should be taken to a doctor immediately. A dog bite can cause a serious infection and it is important to have it treated immediately. A doctor’s visit can also document the event and the injuries that occurred because of the bite.
- Find the dog owner. It is important that you identify who the owner of the dog is. The owner will need to provide vaccination records for their dog and may also be held liable.
- Report attack to animal control. When your child is bitten by a dog you should call animal control and report the bite. The report made by the police or animal control will identify the dangerous dog and make sure it doesn’t harm anyone else.
- Contact an attorney. An attorney who specializes in personal injury can protect your child’s interests and guide them through recovering compensation for getting the bills paid and putting money into your bank account for future expenses.
Show you care
Parents who stand up for their kids show their kids that they care and that they’re willing to fight for them. When a child is injured by a dog bite it can cause long-term repercussions, both physically and mentally. Owners of dogs who bite should be held accountable for their negligence.