New York Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bite injuries may require medical treatment or hospitalization and even prevent you from working. Animal attacks can also cause emotional distress, especially for children. You deserve compensation for these losses. A New York dog bite lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help.
Call us now at 516-932-0400 to get started. The case evaluation is always free.
Let the New York Dog Bite Lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Handle Your Case
New York’s dog bite laws can be difficult to understand. The types of damages to which you may be entitled depend on the circumstances of your attack and several other factors.
The New York dog bite lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your case, determine the types of damages you may be eligible to recover, determine the value, and fight for every last dollar you deserve. Since 1991, our firm has been a powerful advocate for the injured. We handle every aspect of your case. You focus on recovering from your injuries.
How a Dog Bite Lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Can Help You
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team tailors our comprehensive services to meet your needs. Services we provide for our clients include:
Communication and Updates
Our legal team answers your questions and provides regular updates about your case. We make ourselves available to you, ensuring you never feel as though you are in the dark at any point in your case.
Establishing Fault and Proving Liability
Our team investigates the circumstances surrounding the attack to prove the dog owner or other party (e.g., dog handler) is liable for your injuries. We obtain hard evidence and documentation to support our findings of fault and liability as well as all recoverable damages you suffered.
Communicating With All Parties on Your Behalf
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team takes care of all aspects of your case, including communicating with all involved parties on your behalf. This allows you to focus on your health and helps protect your legal rights to pursue compensation.
Identification of Recoverable Damages
To help ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages, our legal team identifies all economic and non-economic damages you sustained and provides evidence to support your claim’s value.
New York limits the time you have to pursue legal action for a dog bite or animal attack injury. Contact the New York dog bite lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. as soon as possible to protect your rights.
Proving Liability for Your New York Dog Bite Injury
Based on the results of our investigation into your case, we identify the party who was at fault for your injuries. In most New York dog bite cases, fault falls to the animal’s owner. In some cases, other parties such as a dog handler or dog groomer could be liable for your damages.
State statutes dictate that dog owners must act reasonably to prevent the animal from causing harm.
Depending on the animal, reasonable actions may include:
- Containing the animal in a kennel or behind a fence
- Muzzling the animal
- Leashing the animal
If the owner does not take reasonable action and someone gets hurt, the owner may be liable for any damages the victim suffered.
We support your case with information that may include:
- Witness statements
- Property photos and videos
- Police reports
- Any statements the owner or handler made
- Animal Control reports
- Medical records
Recoverable Damages in a New York for a Dog Bite Case
Dog bites cause serious injuries that may require extensive treatment. The bacteria contained in canine saliva poses a high health risk, especially for children, older adults, and anyone with a fragile immune system.
Depending on the circumstances of your attack, you may have the legal right to recover any of the following types of damages for a dog bite injury in New York:
- Emergency room treatment
- Physician services
- Testing and x-rays
- Surgery (including reconstructive or plastic surgery)
- Medications and medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Projected cost of future medical treatment needs
- Lost wages and benefits to date
- Projected value of future income, benefits, and opportunities losses
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent injuries
If your loved one died from injuries they sustained in an animal attack, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can assist you with a wrongful death claim. Contact us today at 516-932-0400 for more information.
Free Consultation for Your New York Dog Bite Case
If you suffered a dog bite injury, the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. dog bite attorneys will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Our team can assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, or Bengali.
Contact us today at 516-932-0400 for a complimentary case evaluation.