Dog Bite Injuries
Long Island residents love their dogs. The popularity of dogs is ever-increasing in the city and surrounding areas. Sadly, many pet owners do not have the time or take the responsibility of pet ownership seriously, and their dog may not be properly trained and has become vicious with strangers. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, it is crucial that you contact a Long Island personal injury attorney to assist you in making your claim for damages. The pet owner is responsible for the actions of their pet. If the dog is vicious and bites another individual causing injuries or disfigurement, the pet owner is facing a legal case against them. At Jacoby & Jacoby, the legal team is prepared to assist clients who have suffered from such an attack.
Dog Bite Victims
Children can be seriously harmed by dog attacks. As they are so much shorter, when a vicious dog bites them, it is often on the face, and this can cause serious disfigurement, which will undoubtedly be a problem they face for the rest of their lives. Even adults have suffered serious head bites and disfiguring injuries in dog bite injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite injury, it is crucial that you contact Jacoby & Jacoby to discuss your case and what can be done about making a claim for damages. In cases of serious disfigurement, it will likely be necessary to fight for maximum compensation not only for medical expenses, but for the loss of quality of life as well as pain and suffering. There are many possible types of claims that can be made in dog bite injuries, and as each case is unique, it is necessary to discuss the situation with a personal injury lawyer from Jacoby & Jacoby.
What to do After an Attack
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, it is important that you immediately contact law enforcement and medical help. If possible, get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses as well as of the dog owner. When serious injuries have occurred, the most urgent action is to call for medical assistance and get the injured to the hospital for treatment. If you have the opportunity while waiting for medical help, it can be crucial to get as much information as possible from those who witnessed the accident as well as ensure you get the name, address and phone number of the dog owner. This person is responsible for the accident, as the dog is their property. At Jacoby & Jacoby, a personal injury attorney can assist you in determining what types of claims can be made in your dog bite injury case. Contact Jacoby & Jacoby if you or a loved one has been the victim of a vicious dog attack resulting in injuries in Long Island,