What to do if my daughter was bitten by a dog on her face but her mother refuses to give me the owner’s info to pursue them legally for the personal injury?

She required 30 stitches by a plastic surgeon. This happened while she was with her mother, visiting the new boyfriend’s parents.

Asked on January 22, 2013 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The plastic surgeon under the laws of your state is required to report the dog bite incident to authorities. As such, you can contact the plastic surgeon as the minor's father for the desired information and if he or she refuses to give you the information, you can ask who the incident was reported to and follow up with your own investigation.

I suggest that you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney about the incident as well as to how to proceed with getting the information you need and how to pursue a claim for your daughter.


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