5 Steps to Take After a Dog Bite or Attack

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
January 30, 2024
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A dog bite or attack can be a harrowing experience, often causing victims physical pain and emotional distress. The chaotic aftermath often leaves individuals unsure of what to do next. Securing legal guidance promptly can be a relief and is the first step in securing your deserved compensation. Navigating the legal process after a dog attack in Pennsylvania can be intricate, but a quality lawyer can handle the hard parts for you.

With experience spanning over 65 years, Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., is well-armed to guide you through the legal process after a dog bite or attack. Our team works with you, ensuring that your unique situation gets the attention it deserves.

5 Steps to Take Immediately After a Dog Bite or Attack

Experiencing a dog attack is traumatic, and the steps you take immediately afterward are crucial not only for your health but also for any legal proceedings that may follow. Here are five steps you should take if you find yourself in such an unfortunate situation:

1. Prioritize Medical Attention

Seek immediate medical attention, no matter how minor your injuries may seem. A healthcare professional can accurately assess and document your injuries, which can be vital evidence in your case.

2. Collect Information

Gather as much information as possible from the dog owner, including their name, contact details, address, and any information about the dog’s vaccination history.  Find out if the dog owner is a tenant or owner of their residence. Additionally, collect contact information from any witnesses present during the incident.

3. Document the Incident

Take clear photographs of your injuries, the location of the attack, and, if possible, the dog itself. Jot down a detailed account of the incident while your memory is fresh, noting the circumstances leading up to the attack and how it unfolded.

4. Report the Incident

Report the dog attack to local authorities or animal control, ensuring that there is an official record of the incident. This can support your case and also help prevent similar incidents from happening to others.

5. Seek Legal Advice

Reach out to knowledgeable legal professionals like Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., who can guide you through the legal ramifications after a dog attack in Pennsylvania. Our team can help navigate the complexities of the case and advise you on the best course of action to ensure your rights are protected.

Pennsylvania law separates dog attacks into various degrees of severity which significantly impacts the legal route. RGSG delves into the intricacies of your case to ensure your case is the best it can be.

Why Choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., for Your Case?

Navigating the legal process after a dog bite requires skilled legal guidance. RGSG, with our strong history and dedicated team, provides both expertise and personalized care. Our approach goes beyond addressing the legal issue and focuses on building a trusting relationship with our clients.

The journey toward addressing a dog attack legally begins with a simple step—reaching out to RGSG. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your case is handled with the highest degree of professionalism and empathy. Connect with us by calling (215) 822-7575 or filling out our contact form to arrange a free consultation.

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
Pennsylvania Attorney's
January 30, 2024
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