Dog Bites And Animal Attacks Can Cause Serious Harm
Pet owners have a responsibility to ensure that their pets are properly supervised and not a danger to others. When the owners fail to live up to their responsibilities, the consequences can be devastating.
At Steve Foley Law Firm, we understand how damaging a dog bite or another animal attack can be, especially when the victim is a child. Our experienced attorneys have helped many individuals and families through this difficult time. We have been representing people in personal injury cases throughout New York state for more than 30 years. Learn how we may be able to help you by contacting us for a free consultation in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse or Albany.
Bite Wounds And Other Serious Injuries Can Be Permanent
Dog owners who do not train and socialize their dogs can put others at risk of being bitten. They are ultimately responsible for their pet’s behavior and can be held accountable. Regardless of where the attack occurred – in a park, on the sidewalk or at home – the person’s homeowners insurance should cover the damages.
Dog bites can leave the victim with catastrophic injuries and permanent disfigurement, especially if the bite is to the face. Some of the most common injuries people suffer in a dog bite include:
- Bite wounds and scarring
- Crushed or broken bones
- Injuries to or loss of an eye
- Severed fingers
- Nerve damage
- Psychological damage
While dog bites are more common, cat bites are also quite dangerous. Cats have teeth that are so sharp that they penetrate into the deep layers of the muscles, tendons and other tissue, leaving bacteria in a space that antibiotics cannot get to. Making the situation more difficult is that cat bites often occur on hands, and people who do not get the wound treated could be facing the loss of function in their hand.
You Will Need Significant Compensation To Cover Your Medical Expenses
Our lawyers have been representing injury victims for decades. We know what it will take to cover your medical bills and additional losses, and we know how to make certain the insurance company pays out the necessary compensation. Don’t risk taking a settlement that will not address all of your needs; work with a law firm with the experience and track record you need.