This section of Dog Bite Law provides advice for the human victim. If the victim was a dog, see What To Dog If Your Dog Is Injured Or Killed. If you are the owner of the dog that did the biting, see If Your Dog Bites Someone.
The first things to do after being bitten
Steps to protect your rights
The dog bite victim's right to a lawyer
The risks of not retaining an attorney
You will not have to pay your lawyer "up front"
You will receive more money -- not less -- even after paying the legal fee
Cosmetic surgery in the future will not be covered by your health insurance
Your lawyer will help you to deal with the dog