Injuries from a dog bite can affect you emotionally and physically and require extensive medical treatment. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost income, emotional trauma, and other damages. A Westbury dog bite lawyer can help.
Since 1991, the Westbury personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. have helped clients get the settlements they deserve for their injuries. We handle every aspect of your case, leaving you free to focus on your recovery.
For your free consultation, text or call us today at 516-932-0400.
In This Article
- Our Westbury Dog Bite Lawyers Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
- Establishing Liability for Your Dog Bite Injury
- Determining Damages for a Dog Bite Case
- Free Consultation With a Westbury Dog Bite Lawyer
Our Westbury Dog Bite Lawyers Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
If a dog bit you, your child, or anyone you care about, the animal’s owner may be liable for the resulting injuries and damages. We will prosecute your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery or caring for your child. When we handle your case, we will:
Keep You Up-to-Date on Your Case
We understand how frightening and stressful being injured in a dog attack can be. Our team will be there for you, answering your questions and helping you understand your options. We will update you on any developments in your case and ensure you have the information you need to make informed decisions.
Handle All Communication with the Other Party
The other party’s insurance company or attorney may ask you for a statement or ask you to sign documents that could compromise your right to compensation. We will handle all communication with the other party and their insurer to protect your rights.
Provide Personalized Legal Representation
No two clients or cases are identical. We approach every case individually and base our legal strategies on the facts and evidence of the case.
Investigate and Document Your Case
We know that a persuasive, well-documented case provides you with the best chance to maximize compensation. We will investigate the circumstances of the dog bite and obtain key information, which may include:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photos or videos of the incident
- Medical records
- Veterinary records
- Animal control records
- Expert opinions
We will also gather evidence necessary to establish your expenses and other losses.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
Establishing Liability for Your Dog Bite Injury
An animal that has a history of aggressive behavior poses a known threat to others and has what is known as vicious propensities. If the owner was aware — or should have been aware — that the animal had these vicious propensities, they may be liable for all the victim’s damages.
New York law requires all owners of dogs with vicious propensities to take reasonable measures to protect the public from bite injuries, such as keeping the animal safely fenced in, on a leash, or wearing a muzzle. If the owner behaves negligently and a dog bite occurs as a result, the owner is liable for the harm the victim suffers.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your case to determine if the dog that bit you had vicious propensities and thoroughly document the facts that led up to the injury. Our investigation may involve:
Interviewing Neighbors and Witnesses
Neighbors, mail carriers and other delivery people may know if the animal was aggressive or if the owner had warned others to stay away.
Observing the Owner’s Property
The presence of warning signs or special enclosures to contain the animal could indicate that the owner was aware of a potential threat.
Obtaining Historical Records
Prior police or Animal Control reports about the animal could indicate vicious propensity.
We will use this and other information we gather to illustrate how the dog’s owner failed to take reasonable action to prevent a bite injury, making the owner liable for your damages.
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Determining Damages for a Dog Bite Case
Dog bites often require extensive medical treatment. You may be entitled to any of the following types of damages:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Doctor visits
- Surgery and hospital costs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Other out-of-pocket medical costs
- Lost income and benefits
- Estimated future medical treatment
- Estimated future lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Other out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Psychological counseling
- Diminished quality of life
- Disability or disfigurement
- Permanent injuries
If your loved one died from their dog bite injuries, we will help you pursue a wrongful death action. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 to discuss your rights.
Free Consultation With a Westbury Dog Bite Lawyer
The personal injury attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provide individualized attention and legal representation to every client. Our team can help you in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, or Bengali.
We have been assisting clients in New York since 1991, helping them obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages. Our dog bite lawyers want to help you.
Call us at 516-932-0400 for your free case evaluation.