A Dog Bite or Animal Attack With Serious Consequences
Everyone likes to pet a dog in the neighborhood or when passing by, but some dogs are more vicious than others. Certain dogs can be vicious and can cause serious bite injuries and permanent scarring to the victim. After being attacked by a dog, victims can face serious injuries, permanent scarring and even psychological damage.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, our representation can help you decide what options you can pursue for compensation. Contact us to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney today.
If you are involved in a dog bite incident, it is important to first establish if medical treatment is necessary. Gaining pertinent information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses is also crucial. You should also report the incident to local police or animal control authorities.
Dog bite laws vary by place and circumstance and are subject to a limitation on the time you have to file a legal claim. In general, a dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any party whose dog attacked the victim, any party in violation of leash or restraint laws, and any party who knowingly harbors a dog with a history of biting people.
If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to recover damages as a result of this injury. Determining your legal rights, however, can be complicated. It may be unclear who you should bring a claim against and the damages to which you are entitled.
Recoverable Damages for Injuries Sustained in a New York City Dog Attack
A dog owner can be held strictly liable for your medical expenses, irrespective of the dog’s prior behavior or history of attacks. If the dog owner acted negligently or if the dog has previously exhibited aggression, you may also be eligible for additional compensation. This can encompass financial recovery for:
- Lost income and wages
- Disability-related expenses
- Decreased earning potential
- Costs for plastic or corrective surgery
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Feelings of embarrassment, and more.
Don’t allow an insurance company to determine the value of your case. Receive proper legal representation for your injury.
Contact an Experienced Nassau & Queens Dog Bite Attorney Today!
At our personal injury law firm, Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C., we help dog bite victims obtain the compensation they deserve to recover after the attack. We not only provide effective legal services and substantial resources, but we also want you to feel comfortable to discuss any concerns you have with us. Our focus is not only on the results we obtain for you but how we respect your case and put forth our best effort to meet your individual needs. Contact our office today to speak to a lawyer!
Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. handles New York dog bite injury cases in Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan from their office in Garden City.