When you suffer a dog bite injury, the physical and emotional damage you and your body have suffered aren’t your only concern. In fact, infectious diseases—such as rabies—are also a very serious health and safety risk after a dog attack.

These risks recently came to light when a College Station woman was bitten by an unknown dog as she returned from a run. KBTX News reports the attack happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, at fraternity row near the campus of Texas A&M University.

Reports indicate the woman was bitten while trying to enter her backyard. Now, animal control officials are searching for the canine to ensure the woman was not exposed to diseases like rabies.

The incident leaves many wondering what they should do if they are attacked by dogs. The College Station personal injury attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers suggest following these three steps:

  • Report The Incident- If an animal attacks you, call 911. They will dispatch officers and animal control to your location to assist with the incident and take a report of what happened. The animal will then be quarantined to ensure its health.
  • Get Medical Treatment- If you were injured in an animal attack, be sure to visit a medical facility. Their staff will treat and disinfect your wounds and screen for diseases you may have been exposed to.
  • Discuss Your Legal Rights- Speaking to an attorney can help you to better understand your rights to compensation.

We hope these tips help to keep you and your loved ones safe.