After being bitten by a dog the very first thing you want to do is seek medical attention. You want to make sure that the dog has got its appropriate shots, that your not going to be dealing with a rabies incident. The next thing you should do is contact the police department to make sure that this dog does not have any problem with it and this dog’s appropriate papers are in place. The next thing you should do is contact the dog owner or the person in control of that dog and let them know that you want their insurance information.
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If you’ve been struck as a pedestrian in Massachusetts the very first thing you should do if your injured is to get medical treatment. You want to make sure, however ,that you get the name of the drive who hit you because all too often the driver wants to get out of the scene and not leave their contact information with you. Once you’ve had medical attention and you have the name of that driver you can then make a claim against that driver’s insurance company to pay for your medical bills and your pain and suffering.
If you have been bitten by a dog and you’ve been injured by that bite, you are entitled to compensation by either the dog owner and/or the person who was in control of that dog. The bite needs to obviously have caused some form of damage to be compensable.
In the state of Massachusetts, if somebody has been injured due to the negligence of another party and before they can start a law suit or present that claim they pass on, they die. It’s important to know that the family members have the ability to continue on with that claim, to present that claim, to file that lawsuit on behalf of that lost loved on. The law is crystal clear in Massachusetts in that in that an estate would need to be created with an administrator named to control that cause of action, to pursue that cause of action, and to go forward on behalf of the family in that lost claim.