What to Do if You are Bitten by a Dog in Illinois

Dogs are incredibly popular in the United States. Many families have dogs and treat them as though they are a part of the family. Of course, dogs are animals, and sometimes these companion animals can cause severe injuries to people, and in extreme cases, can kill a person.

As with any form of injury, if a dog bites a person, the first step to take is to seek medical attention. Dog bites can be severe injuries, and even somewhat minor dog bites can lead to severe infections if not treated properly. While it is rare for these to be concerns over rabies in people’s pet dogs, animal bites can carry a risk of rabies, especially if no one is familiar with the dog that attacked the victim. Once a person is medically treated, the next thing to consider is reporting the incident. When a dog bites, the victim should report what happened.

It is also crucial to document the bite. In part, this means taking plenty of photographs that show the injuries that the person suffered as a result of the dog bite.

In some instances, a person’s insurance company will reach out to the victim to discuss the case. Itis important not to reveal anything to the insurance company as this information might be used against you. The insurance company is not thinking about the best situation for the injured person. Insurance companies are only looking to settle out claims for the lowest amount possible.

To avoid being taken advantage of by aninsurance company, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney.

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