If you were attacked by a dog, you face a long list of potential physical injuries. The trauma from the attack itself can leave a lifetime of emotional scars too. Given all that you have been through and all that your are facing, one of our goals is to reduce, and to any extent possible, eliminate as much of the anxiety of the experience as possible. We will address such issues as medical bills, pay lost from time out of work, and the financial consequences you might face in the future.
Let a Hempstead dog bite lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. help you get the justice you deserve. Since 1991, we have successfully worked to win clients the compensation they need and are entitled to for injuries like yours. Call our Hempstead Dog Bite Lawyers at 516-932-0400 to learn what we will do for you.
In This Article
- Identifying Who Is Liable for Your Hempstead Dog Bite Injuries
- Proving Liability in Your Hempstead Dog Bite Case
- Determining Recoverable Damages in Your Hempstead Dog Bite Incident
- What a Hempstead Dog Bite Lawyer Will Do for You
- See How a Hempstead Dog Bite Lawyer Will Help During a Free Legal Consultation
Identifying Who Is Liable for Your Hempstead Dog Bite Injuries
Depending upon all the circumstances, if a dog bit you, the dog’s owner should be held liable for your injuries and other damages you sustain.
Hempstead ordinances require dog owners to take reasonable steps to keep the dog from biting people. Reasonable actions might include the following:
- Constraining the dog behind a fence or in a kennel
- Restraining the dog on a leash
- Keeping a muzzle on the dog
If the dog’s owner did not take reasonable care to protect you from a dog attack, the owner can be liable for your damages. The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will determine who is responsible in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-932-0400
Proving Liability in Your Hempstead Dog Bite Case
Once we have identified the person responsible for your dog bite injuries, we will investigate the circumstances of the incident to uncover evidence and documentation that support your claim.
We will explore and document many sources in this investigation, including the following:
- Statements from people who witnessed the attack
- Records from the medical professionals who treated your injuries
- The dog’s history of attacks
- Videos and/or photos of the attack
- Official police reports
- Records from the dog’s veterinarian
- Expert opinions from animal trainers
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Determining Recoverable Damages in Your Hempstead Dog Bite Incident
Depending on the nature of the wounds suffered and the dog that attacked, hospitalization, intravenous antibiotics or other significant medical treatments might be called for.
We will calculate the costs of any such hospitalization and medical procedures and account for the impact the bites and the attack have had, and will have, on your job, your physical health, and your emotional well-being.
Possible Recoverable Damages from Your Dog Bite
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency treatment of your wounds
- Future or ongoing medical treatment
- Wages lost from missing work
- Estimated loss of future wages and income
- Medical imaging and tests
- Diminished earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability, scarring, or other injuries
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Rehab and physical therapy
- Any out-of-pocket or direct expenses
What a Hempstead Dog Bite Lawyer Will Do for You
We understand the emotional trauma that accompanies a dog attack. We want to help you avoid the stress of dealing with all the various claims procedures, deadlines, investigations, and other nuances of seeking recovery for your damages.
You need to heal from the trauma and recover physically and emotionally. We encourage and support you to let one of our Hempstead dog bite lawyer do the rest.
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will handle all the following for you:
We Will Keep You Informed and Updated
We make ourselves available to you. You are always welcome to call for answers to your questions. You will be kept informed of all significant case developments.
We Will Take on the Burden of Proving Liability
It is completely understandable that you may not want to face the dog’s owner in uncomfortable exchanges to collect information. You will not have to do anything in this regard. Our team will prove the dog’s owner—or some other party, if indicated —was negligent in keeping you out of harm’s way and is liable for your damages.
We Will Talk to the Insurance Companies, Lawyers, and All Other Parties
Nobody wants to have to deal with the intimidation tactics that some insurance companies and opposing counsel use to undermine the severity of your injuries and your damages. We know how to talk to these parties, and we will do it in a way that represents your case to your benefit.
We Will Investigate Your Dog Bite Incident and Collect Evidence to Support Your Case
When you retain our firm you are relieving yourself of the burdens and pressures of gathering documentation from doctors, veterinarians, police, municipal animal control agencies in Hempstead, NY, and so on. We know where to look for the information your case needs. We will do the investigating.
We Will Calculate Your Damages
This is a very important part of your case, and can be complex. Through our analysis of all the evidence, negotiation and, as indicated, litigation, we seek the maximum dollar amount of compensation for your injuries and damages. You can take comfort in knowing that we have been successfully handling cases like yours since 1991.
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See How a Hempstead Dog Bite Lawyer Will Help During a Free Legal Consultation
Our legal team is eager to talk to you about your dog bite experience. We can speak with you in multiple languages, including Spanish, English, Tamil, Greek, Bengali, and Kannada.
Our attorneys will not charge you fees unless and until you have recovered your damages.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation case review and consultation with a Hempstead dog bite lawyer at 516-932-0400.