Dog attacks can cause serious physical injuries from the bite wounds themselves to long-term or permanent disfigurements—not to mention the emotional trauma that accompanies such a violent experience.
On top of it all, you have to worry about paying medical bills and missing time from work, when all you want to do is recover from your injuries and resume a pain-free life.
If you have suffered a dog attack, an Oceanside dog bite lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can handle many of these concerns for you. We will fight to ensure that the dog owner or caregiver pays for your injuries and losses, so you can focus on getting better. Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review and consultation.
An Oceanside Dog Bite Lawyer Will Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
For over 25 years, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has acted as passionate advocates for the injured people, including dog bite victims, of Long Island. We will dig into the details of your dog attack to determine who is liable for your damages, then push aggressively through your case to ensure that person covers your losses, as compensation for their negligence.
When you hire us to represent you in your dog bite case, you can count on us to carry the full weight of the matter, meticulously managing every detail as we work tirelessly to reach the desired outcome—recovering your losses.
Toward this end, we will:
- Keep you up to date on the progress of your case
- Identify the individual or party at fault for your dog bite
- Establish the at-fault party’s negligence and liability for your injuries and losses
- Determine the value of your case
- Communicate with all parties involved in the case, including insurance adjusters, lawyers, jury, and judge
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Oceanside, call 516-932-0400
Investigating Your Dog Bite Case
Behind the dog that attacked you, there is a person or entity who is responsible for the attack and should be held liable for your damages. When you hire Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to represent you in your dog bite case, we will investigate the events and circumstances surrounding the attack.
Our investigation will reveal the person that should be held liable for your damages and will unearth the evidence we need to substantiate this claim.
As we tailor our work to the unique circumstances of your case, the methods we use to find evidence will include some or all of the following:
- Visiting the scene of the dog attack
- Collecting and documenting photos and videos
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining copies of the police report
- Gathering your medical records related to your injuries
- Gathering veterinarian records for the attacking dog
- Getting any history of previous dog attacks from the local animal control agency
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Determining the Value of Your Case
The evidence we gather during our investigation of your dog attack will also come into play during the valuation phase of your case life cycle. We will use your evidence such as your employer wage statements and medical bills to help us arrive at the economic losses you have experienced from your dog bite.
Furthermore, if your case calls for it, we will seek the professional opinions of respected experts in the fields of medicine, economics, life care planning, and vocational therapy. They will speak to the ways in which your dog bite injury will continue to affect you economically now and into the immediate and far future.
The list of damages we submit in our demand letter to the defendant’s insurer could include some or all of the following types of losses:
- Doctor and surgeon fees
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Prescription medicines
- Pain management
- Lost wages/benefits
- Replacement services
- Mobility assistance devices
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished enjoyment of life
If you lost a loved one due to dog bite injuries, we know this is a difficult time for you, and legal pursuits may be far from your current focus. However, be aware that eventually, you may face economic consequences for your loved one’s death—expenses you should not have to cover. You should know that you are entitled, in this case, to make a wrongful death claim against the liable party.
Our wrongful death attorneys would be honored to fight for you and your family’s rights after the wrongful death of your loved one. We are determined to win the money recovery you are entitled to and the justice your departed loved one deserves. Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review.
Statute of Limitations
Every state enforces its own established statute of limitations that limit the amount of time you have following an accident in which to take legal action. New York has its own statute of limitations under NY § 214 of which you must be aware.
An Oceanside dog bite lawyer can stay on top of this, as well as other deadlines and case-related requirements, so you are ensured your best possible opportunity to recover the maximum amount of compensation for the harm you’ve suffered as a result of this terrible event.
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We Can Help You Recover Damages in Your Oceanside Dog Bite Case
The multilingual (English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada) staff members at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are eager to receive your call. As passionate advocates for the injured of Long Island, our lawyers stand ready to champion you in your quest for compensation.
Call us today for a free case review and consultation: (516) 932-0400.