What To Do After A Dog Bite In New York
New York law is clear: it is the responsibility of the owner or handler of a dog to restrain the dog and prevent any dog bite injury. Many dog bite victims are children, and there are also many adults ― mail carriers, emergency workers and meter readers, for example ― who frequently suffer injuries in animal attacks.
A Dog Bite Injury — Who Pays?
If your neighbor’s dog bites your child, or you are attacked by an animal owned by a business, your injury claim will be paid by the homeowners insurance policy or business liability policy. It may be easier to have an attorney handle the claim on your behalf, rather than to present the claim yourself.
However, there is a much more compelling reason to have a dog bite claim handled by a lawyer. It is the goal of the insurance company to pay as little as possible for a claim, or to avoid paying altogether. Our attorneys will evaluate the true extent of the loss and negotiate or go to court on your behalf seeking full and fair compensation.
What Is The Cost Of Disfiguring Scarring For A Child?
At our Mineola law firm, the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., our personal injury attorneys have access to medical, psychological and economic experts. These experts not only help our lawyers determine the true value and full extent of injuries, scarring and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that typically result from an animal attack, but they also testify for insurance adjusters and juries, helping our clients recover maximum compensation for their claims.
Free Consultations Regarding Dog Bite Injuries
Some dogs have a reputation for being more inclined to bite, but the reality is that aggressive dogs are usually made that way by irresponsible dog owners. Regardless of the type of dog involved, it is the responsibility of a dog’s owner to observe leash laws and control the animal in a way that prevents the dog from injuring others. If you or your child was injured in an animal attack, and you would like to discuss a possible claim with one of our lawyers, please call 877-791-8076 or email our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation.