DOG DAYS AREN’T OVER
As we enter “the dog days of summer,” our firm wanted to call attention to a particular area of personal injury law: dog bites. While we all would like to think Man’s Best Friend can do no wrong, the numbers don’t lie. Nearly 2% of the population needs emergency treatment for dog bites every year. These attacks commonly leave victims with puncture wounds, lacerations, and in some cases, crushed limbs. If you are the victim of such an attack, it’s important to do the following in the immediate aftermath. IDENTIFY THE OWNER Finding whoever owns the dog is important for two reasons. You need to know who to hold accountable in the event of a civil suit and get their contact information including name, insurance company, address, and phone number. But in these immediate moments after the attack, there’s an even more important reason to identify this person. You need to know the dog’s immunization history. Rabies shots are extremely painful and have horrible side effects, including hallucinations. However, if a doctor doesn’t know whether a dog is up to date on vaccinations, they may have no choice but to give it to you. The alternative could mean contracting the deadly illness. Even if a dog was vaccinated, you should still seek medical attention quickly. Plastic surgery done in the immediate aftermath of the bite may save you from lasting scars. CONTACT A DOG BITE LAWYER Reaching out to a personal injury attorney with experience in dog bite cases will help ensure your right to compensation is defended. With their help, you can reach a settlement that covers your medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Dogs are normally friendly, loyal pets, but they still have the jaws and predatory capabilities of their wolf ancestors. Under the wrong circumstances, they can lash out and cause real damage. If this has happened to you, please give us a call today. LEARN THE DOG’S VACCINATION HISTORY, THEN GO TO THE DOCTOR
Inspired by Bon Appétit Magazine
Gazpacho, an Andalusian soup made of blended vegetables and traditionally served cold, is the perfect refresher on a warm summer day.
2 1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes; cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 small cucumber; peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 red bell pepper; cored, seeded, and sliced into ribbons
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1/4 cup basil leaves 1 clove garlic, peeled
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 small Vidalia onion, peeled and cubed
1. Place a blender and medium mixing bowl on your workstation. 2. Divide the tomato chunks, cucumber pieces, and bell pepper slices evenly between blender and bowl. Place entire onion in blender. 3. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to blender. Blend on low, gradually raising speed to high until smooth, about 2 minutes. 4. Add blender contents to bowl and mix until just broken up, about 10–20 seconds. 5. Let mixture sit in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Transfer to bowls and serve.
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