Dog bites can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. They can also lead to emotional trauma that lasts a lifetime. If a dog bite injured you or a family member, you may have the right to recover compensation for medical bills as well as for pain and suffering and emotional trauma.
New York Dog Bite Law Is Complex
In New York, sustaining a dog bite gives you the right to pursue a claim for your medical bills in most cases. You may also be entitled to compensation for noneconomic damages, depending on the circumstances of your case.
The Hicksville dog bite lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. understand this complex area of the law and will fight to recover compensation for all your damages.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-932-0400
Calculating the Value of Your Hicksville for a Dog Bite Case
The danger associated with dog bites stems from the high level of bacteria found in the animal’s mouth. Animal bite injuries often require extensive medical treatment, especially if the victim is a child, senior adult, or an individual with a compromised immune system.
Our legal team will investigate your case thoroughly to identify your damages and determine whether the dog’s owner could have prevented the attack.
If your loved one died from a dog bite injury, we can assist you with a wrongful death action. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 for help.
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Proving Fault & Liability for Your Dog Bite Injury
Dog owners must exercise reasonable care to protect the public from danger. This may include taking actions such as:
- Keeping the animal on a leash
- Keeping the animal inside a fenced enclosure
- Keeping a muzzle on the animal
If the owner fails to act reasonably to protect others from a dog attack or bite, they may be liable for any physical damages that may result. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses (both current and future)
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Other out-of-pocket costs
Our Hicksville dog bite attorneys will investigate your attack with the goal of establishing your entitlement to damages:
Interviewing Witnesses & Neighbors
Eyewitnesses can provide information regarding the animal’s behavior before and at the time of attack. Often, neighbors, mail carriers or delivery people can provide background information on the animal’s and the owner’s patterns of behavior.
Investigating the Owner’s Property
If the owner posted warnings or used a special enclosure to contain the animal, it may indicate an awareness of a potential threat to others.
Obtaining Incident Reports
If Animal Control or the local police previously received calls or complaints about the animal, it may indicate a pattern that can establish that the dog has a vicious propensity.
Our team will assemble evidence and documentation to support your claim, as we work to make a persuasive case on your behalf.
The Benefits of Working With A Hicksville Dog Bite Lawyer
When you work with a personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., you will benefit from our comprehensive legal services, tailored to meet your needs.
Our services to you include:
Providing Information & Updates on Your Case
Throughout the legal process, our team will answer your questions and update you regarding important developments in your case.
Demonstrating Legal Liability
We will investigate your case and obtain evidence and information to demonstrate fault for your injuries and prove liability for your damages.
Handling All Aspects of Your Case
We manage every aspect of your case and communicate with all parties on your behalf. This allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries.
Investigating & Documenting Your Case
Our team will obtain information to support your case, such as:
- Police reports
- Animal Control reports
- Witness statements
- Photographs or videos of the attack
- Photographs of your injuries
- Medical records
- Veterinary records
- Expert opinions and testimony
Calculating the Value of Your Case
To help you recover compensation for a dog bite, we will identify all economic and noneconomic damages and support each with relevant evidence and documentation.
You have a limited time to pursue legal action for a dog bite or attack. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to preserve your right to seek compensation.
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See How a Hicksville Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help You Today
The personal injury attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provide comprehensive legal representation to dog bite victims in Hicksville. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our multilingual team assists clients in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, or Bengali.
For a complimentary case evaluation, contact us today at 516-932-0400.