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 in Michigan, 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.