What to Do After a Dog Bite
All dogs are capable of inflicting serious injury and damage if they attack, although some dog breeds are capable of causing more painful injuries than others. After an attack, you, or your loved one, should seek immediate medical treatment. Being able to prove that you attempted some form of mitigation toward your injuries will help solidify a potential St. Louis dog bite lawsuit.
Document the incident through photos, reports, and witness testimony. Make sure to record all the costs that are associated with the damages that you have suffered. Also, you should either call 911 or go to the emergency room. In St. Louis, there are a number of hospitals you can choose from – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Saint Alexius Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital are some of the most prominent.
Regardless of the medical center, you choose to get your injuries treated, medical care is a priority. Once your injuries have been taken care of, and before talking with an insurance company, you should contact a St. Louis dog bite lawyer to help you with further steps.