The phrase “the bark is worse than the bite” is something most
of us have heard once or twice before. It usually refers to someone who
seems more aggressive than they actually are. Most phrases are not meant
to be questioned or taken literally, but after getting bit by a dog you
will know that the bite can be much worse than the bark.
If you have ever played with a dog or have a pet, then you know that sometimes
situations can get out of hand. An innocent tug-of-war game can cause
a normally calm dog to sometimes become aggressive. Unexpected dog attacks
happen, and if they do you need to be prepared. A young boy quickly learned
that the bite is often much worse than the bark. On a sunny afternoon
Ricardo ran outside to meet his grandmother parked in front of their home when
a neighbor’s massive rottweiler bit him so hard he was dragged to
the ground. The dog was aggressively attacking the young boy, and the
owner of the dog was nowhere to help. When leash laws and rules are not
followed incidents like what happened to Ricardo can cause serious injury.
What You Need to Do
- Get immediate medical attention
- Save all medical bills and receipts from the hospital
- Try to attain the dog’s vaccination and medical records
Ricardo’s story is common, but it does not dismiss the fact that
it could have been prevented. If you are bitten by a dog there is the
immediate traumatic experience as well as unexpected hospital fees, missed
work days, and other costs you may not be able to afford. If you want
to receive compensation or reimbursement then you need to contact a personal
liability attorney at The Kyle Law Firm. The attorney’s here know
the laws regarding
dog bite cases and can protect the rights you have.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our
personal injury attorneys who can help you seek reimbursement or compensation for your
Contact The Kyle Law Firm, so we can help you.