A dog bite attack can cause serious physical and psychological injuries. Victims of dog bites are often young children, the elderly, or hardworking delivery people simply trying to do their job. You should never be expected to pay the price for injuries caused by an irresponsible dog owner.
I am Larry Trank, an experienced personal injury trial attorney. From my law office in New Paltz, New York, I have been helping dog bite victims for over 20 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, contact me today for a free initial consultation to learn more about your rights.
Liability In Dog Bite Cases
If you are attacked by a dog, its owner can be held accountable. If the dog has bitten or shown aggressive behavior in the past, then the dog’s owner has a responsibility to take steps to prevent the animal from biting you or your child. If you have been bitten, it is important to take photos of the injuries and get the names and contact information of any witnesses. You should also report the dog bite attack to the local dog warden or police authorities.
As your lawyer, I will conduct a thorough investigation of your case. In many cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company will cover the damages.
Damages In Dog Bite Cases
Dog bites often result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Dog bites can also cause nerve damage. Some victims are traumatized by their attack and require psychological counseling to overcome the fear and anxiety they experience when around other animals.
My goal is to build a dog bite case designed to get you all of the compensation you deserve. When a child is the victim, this compensation may be substantial, as it may need to cover a lifetime of living with a visible dog bite scar or extensive scar revision surgeries. I will not accept a low settlement offer from the insurance company. I will fight to make certain that you are fully compensated for the physical and psychological harm you have suffered.
Contingency Fee Representation
You pay no attorney fees unless I am able to obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Injury Attorney
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your Ulster County animal bite case, call my law office toll free at 877.224.1132 or simply fill out the contact form on this website.