What should I do if I or my child was bitten by a dog? | California Dog Bite Attorney

  • Obtain immediate medical attention; ensure that other people do not remain in danger from the same dog while you attend to the injured person.

  • Ensure that your child is assessed for emotional stress and obtains a referral for counselling if this is required. Talk to your child and monitor their behaviour even long past the incident. Click here for more information on how to help your child emotionally and to read answers to frequently asked questions from child psychiatrist Dr. R. Larry Schmitt.


  • Instruct other children and bystanders to Be a Tree and remain still and quiet if the dog is still in the area.

  • Animal bites can easily become infected so a visit to the doctor is essential if the skin was broken.

    If you have any questions or concerns about what can be done to help children who have suffered from dog bites, or families of children who have died, please call Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm toll-free for free consultation at (888) 592-5437 (KIDS), click on contact us here, or use the web form provided at https://www.keanelaw.com

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