Dog Bite Lawyers Serving Poughkeepsie and other Hudson Valley Communities
Dog bites can cause devastating injuries, especially when a child is the victim of the attack. Children usually suffer more serious injuries. Many children especially suffer bite wounds to the face, which can result in lasting scars.
At the Hudson Valley law firm of Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC, our lawyers understand the emotional and medical issues that dog bite victims face. Our goal is to help our clients obtain the compensation they need to recover as fully as possible. In many cases, that includes compensation for counseling and future cosmetic surgery.
Who Pays Damages When a Dog Attacks?
Dog owners may be liable for your medical expenses and personal injury damages when their dogs attack you. The damages are typically paid by homeowners insurance. You may also be entitled to compensation for emotional distress and pain and suffering. It's important to put your injury case in the hands of an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to full compensation.
If the bite is on a visible area of the body, you may need cosmetic surgery to minimize scarring. However, doctors typically will not assess your injury until after it heals. When a child is bitten, doctors may not perform cosmetic surgery until after the child grows. For this reason, it's important not to settle your case until you know what future medical services you will need.
Our lawyers are dedicated to doing everything we can to help you get through the trauma of an animal attack. We charge no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. With a main office in Newburgh, we represent dog bite victims throughout the Hudson Valley, including Middletown and Poughkeepsie.
Animal Bite Attorneys Serving Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley
For more information, contact our Hudson Valley dog bite lawyers. Call 888-719-4746 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New York attorney.