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Woman attacked by dog, but owner eludes police

People in Ann Arbor have heard dog bite stories before. On the surface, there really isn't much to them. The victim is hurt by an aggressive dog, and the owner is punished for the negligent handling and rearing of the animal. Should the dog be a stray, things can get a bit more complicated. But in general, dog bite stories are tragic events that appear to be simple incidents.

However, this is almost never the case; and as the victim in a dog bite incident, there is much you need to do if, down the road, you choose to pursue legal action for the pain caused by the animal attack.

First, you need to get personal information from the dog owner so that not only he or she can be identified, but the dog as well. That information will let you know if the dog is up to date on vaccinations.

Which brings up the second point: if you are bitten by a dog, usually you will be subject to post-exposure treatment for any diseases the dog may have carried. These treatments can be expensive -- but also recoverable through a personal injury lawsuit.

The third and final point is to remember that dog attacks can be vicious. Dogs are very powerful creatures, and their bites can cause serious injuries. The owner is responsible for training the dog properly and ensuring they can safely be out in public; when this duty is not upheld, the owner is liable for any attack by their pet.

One woman in California is unfortunately in a difficult situation after she went for a jog. While she was running through a park, another woman with a dog approached -- and the dog bit her. She never got the owner's information, and by the time the authorities arrived the owner and the dog were gone. The victim will now have to go through a variety of post-exposure treatments to ensure she is not stricken with any diseases the dog may have been carrying.

Source: Sacramento Bee, "Authorities seek dog that bit jogger in West Sacramento," Cathy Locke, Oct. 16, 2012

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