One of the things to be most cautious about if you have been bit by a dog is the possibility of infection.
If the dog’s vaccination status cannot be confirmed, it may necessary for you to go through the process of getting rabies shots. Medical professionals may also start you on a course of antibiotics depending on the nature of the bite.
You may require stitches or sutures to close any wounds caused by a dog bite, and it is not uncommon to be left with permanent scarring following a dog bite. Talking with an experienced attorney can ensure you do not rush to present your claim until the full extent of your injuries is understood.