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Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer- What To Do In The Event Of a Dog Bite

December 5, 2012 by Parrish Law Firm, PLLC

There are over four million dog bites that occur annually, and they can lead to some nasty complications. That’s why it is important to know how to treat dog bites, especially if you have children, since children receive the majority of dog bites.

After a dog bites.

If a dog bite does not break the skin, a simple remedy is to wash the area with soap and water and observe the area for a few days. If signs of irritation or redness occur, seek medical help.

In case of a more serious dog bite.

First, wash the area with soap and water. Make sure the animal is up to date on its vaccinations, including rabies shots. Ask for a tetanus booster, just in case.

For severe dog bites, seek medical attention.

If the wound is severe, go to the hospital for medical treatment. While waiting for help, apply pressure to the womb to prevent excessive bleeding and hold the would above heart level. Dog bites can be serious injuries that require immediate attention.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite or animal attack, contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation. We will use our experience, knowledge and resources in an effort to achieve fair results for you and your family. Contact us by email, or call us at 571-206-0215 for a free consultation.

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