Are you having difficulties bringing forward a dog bite claim? These cases can be complex without the help of an experienced New York injury attorney to guide you. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Bringing Forward a Dog Bite Claim | After the Accident
The very first thing that you need to do after you have been attacked is call 911. Whether or not you were hurt, getting the police on the scene to put the event on record can only be of benefit to you. You should try to document the scene as well. Ask the owner questions such as:
- Is the dog up to date on its vaccinations?
- Has the dog ever bitten anyone before?
- Is the dog rabid?
Making sure that the dog did not cause major threat of infection is extremely important. If there is a risk of rabies, you need to let a medical professional know this right away. If you cannot take yourself to the emergency room because you’re so injured, have someone call an ambulance. If you are able to get up and walk away from the scene, you still need to make sure you go to some form of medical center. It can be an urgent center or a visit your primary physician. Getting treatment as soon as possible is essential to not only your health, but your case down the road.
Bringing Forward a Dog Bite Claim | Insurance Companies
A significant step to ensure that you protect yourself after the attack is NOT to talk to the insurance companies before you acquire legal representation. The insurance adjusters and lawyers are trained to ask you questions that will incriminate you down the road. They know what to say to get you in trouble and minimize their liability. They don’t want to give you what your case is worth. That’s why it is so important to hire an experience attorney to defend your case. If the insurance company comes calling, tell them that you will be acquiring council and all communications can go through your lawyer.
An experienced New York dog bite lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible so they that can begin to gather vital information for your case. An experienced New York dog bite lawyer at Brian Elbaum Law is prepared to take your case all the way. Please call our office today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can get you full and fair compensation for your injuries.