Not everyone is a dog person. For some, this can be difficult to understand. Maybe you had a bad experience with a dog as a child. Maybe you’ve never had an affinity for pets, especially dogs. Whatever the reason, you likely don’t want to interact with dogs when you don’t have to do so. But, it’s possible that you encounter a dog throughout the day, especially when going for a walk or run around Greensburg City. what happens if you are attacked by a dog? Do you know what to do? For starters, you need to call 911 and then get medically evaluated. Your next step is to speak with a Greensburg dog attack attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman about the attack.


If you ever find yourself involved in a dog attack you need to know what to do following the attack. Making the wrong decisions or movements after an attack could reduce the ability to receive compensation from the owner of the dog involved in the attack. Make sure you follow the steps outlined below if ever involved in a Greensburg City dog attack:

  • Call 911 immediately
  • Attempt to stop any bleeding
  • Locate the owner if not on a leash
  • Allow EMTs to examine you
  • Accept transportation to the hospital
  • Get contact information from the dog owner (phone number, email, address)
  • Acquire vaccination info about dog
  • Write a description of the attack
  • Contact a lawyer

You should never decline medical evaluation if you are attacked by a dog, even if you think the injuries are minor in nature. What you think is a minor injury could actually be a harbinger of something a lot more serious that requires medical attention.


Aside from calling 911 after being attacked by a dog you also need to report it to the local animal control department. This is necessary because you want to make sure the dog doesn’t wind up attacking anyone else. If the attack is serious enough the dog could wind up being confiscated by animal control. The owner could also face fines, especially if there is a leash law in place and the dog was not on a leash at the time of the attack. Don’t assume that animal control will be notified by the emergency personnel who respond, by the hospital, or by your doctor. Take it upon yourself to notify them of the attack with a description of the dog and the owner’s information.


Were you bitten in a dog attack? Did you suffer serious injuries in Greensburg City? If so, it’s time to speak with an experienced Greensburg dog attack attorney about the attack so you can work towards recovering compensation for your injuries. Call the office of Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman at 888-98-TWINS(89467) to schedule an appointment about your case. You deserve compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any lost wages due to being unable to attend work.

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