Being attacked by a dog can be terrifying, leading to both physical and psychological injuries. While those most often attacked by dogs are children under 10, anyone at any age can be bitten. At Haymond Law, we represent dog bite victims throughout the New England area, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. If you or a loved one has been bitten, we urge you to contact us immediately to learn more about your rights and the potential for a case.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
The period right after a dog bite attack can be chaotic and confusing, which is why it can be helpful to have instructions on what to do after you have been bitten.
Dog Bite Injuries
Some of the most common dog bite injuries that result in lawsuits include:
Right to Compensation
As your personal injury team, we will seek fair compensation for the injuries you sustained in the dog attack. The types of compensation you have a right to may include the cost of your medical care, the wages you lost while recovering from your injuries, the loss of income in the future related to your injuries and more. It may also be possible to get compensation for the medical care you will need in the future related to your injuries. Punitive damages—damages designed to reprimand the responsible party—may also be possible depending on the circumstances of the attack.
Contact us to discuss the possibilities for getting compensation for your dog bite injuries.
Who Pays for the Damages
In most cases, the home insurance company of the dog owner will be paying for the damages won in your case. The insurance company will most likely try to reach a settlement with you—offering you money for your injuries in exchange for signing a document saying you will not take legal action—but we encourage you to avoid taking such a settlement.
If we take your case, we will build a strong argument demonstrating your right to compensation. We will attempt to reach a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf, a settlement that is fair before we go to court. Hopefully, the insurer will accept. If not, we will pursue your case to our full ability and do everything we can to win.
Contact Haymond Law
The best time to speak with an attorney about your dog bite injuries is now. You can contact us and talk to a lawyer without paying anything out of pocket. You only pay for our services if we win your case. Take the opportunity to get informed feedback about your potential for a case. Please contact us now, either by filling out our contact form or by calling us. Our team is standing by to go to work on your behalf!