The Chicago Tribune ran an article in today’s magazine section with tips for victims of Chicago dog bite attacks. It is a pretty good primer for what to do is you or a child is bitten by a dog.As an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer who has handled several dog bite cases, I would emphasize the importance of two points:
- The wound must be cleaned carefully to prevent infection; and
- Animal control should be contacted, even if you know the dog or dog owner. Not only does this help you get valid information regarding the rabies status of the dog, but the investigation will help develop information that may be useful in a later civil lawsuit.