What to Do if You’ve Been Attacked or Bitten by a Dog

What to Do if You’ve Been Attacked or Bitten by a Dog

Being attacked or bitten by a dog can be physically and emotionally devastating. Here are some important steps to take after a dog bite:

1—Identify the Dog
The risk of infection is far too great to ignore.
2—Seek Medical Care
The risk of infection is far too great to ignore.
3—File a Bite Report
This legally documents your case and provides help to the next victim who may be harmed by the same dog.
4—Gather Information
Has the dog bitten a person or dog prior to biting you? Has the dog been deemed a “dangerous breed?”
5—Photograph Injuries
Photograph all of your wounds, including bruises, as well as torn, bloody clothing and the location of the attack.
6—Begin a Journal
Spend a little time each day recording your thoughts after the attack.
7—Contact Keith J. Williams Law as soon as possible!

If you or someone you love is injured is attacked or bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. The issues surrounding dog bites are complex and difficult to navigate. Your personal injury lawyer is the only person besides your doctor who will look after your best interest from this point forward. Contact experienced Bucks County personal injury attorney Keith J. Williams to review your case; carefully assess your situation; explain your options; and set realistic expectations.


All personal injury and dog bite cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that there are no upfront costs to clients and, if there is no recovery, there are no fees.

For a thorough case evaluation and explanation of your legal rights and options, contact Keith J. Williams today!