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Long Island City Dog Bite Lawyer

In just a short stroll through Long Island City, you will most likely encounter numerous dog owners walking their pets. These animals also work for the New York Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration and provide essential services to those with disabilities.

Though these animals can be great companions for many, some dogs still pose a danger to humans. Injuries from dog bites can be severe or even fatal under certain circumstances. If you or a loved one were injured in a Long Island City dog attack, you should contact Shulman & Hill as soon as possible. Our Long Island City dog bites lawyers understand the intricacies of New York laws surrounding dog bites and can help you navigate each step of the legal process to recover the compensation you may be entitled to.

The Aftermath of a Dog Bite in Long Island City

A dog that is poorly trained or secured can be a danger to those around. New York City has laws in place to protect the public from potentially dangerous animals. If you have been attacked by a dog or other animal, you may be able to recover compensation. The attorneys at Shulman & Hill will work tirelessly to make sure that you receive the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Dog bites can be very serious and often require extensive medical treatment. It is important that you consult a medical professional right away, even if you think your injuries are minor. It is common for animal bites to become infected.

You should try to keep a detailed record of the incident by taking photos of your injuries and saving any relevant medical records and documentation. If there were witnesses present at the site of your accident, get their contact information if possible. You should also report your injury to any relevant parties, such as the dog owner if they were not present.

If you are bitten by a dog in Long Island City, contact Shulman & Hill for legal representation. We can help help you pursue compensation for your injuries and offer qualified legal guidance throughout each step of the litigation process.

Do You Qualify to File a Dog Bite Lawsuit?

Like any animal, dogs often act on their instincts. It is the owner’s responsibility to properly train and socialize their dog, but even if they are trained they may still be capable of attacking someone.

If you are attacked by a dog, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses regardless of any fault on behalf of the dog’s owner.

However, to recover any compensation beyond your medical expenses, such as for your pain and suffering, you will need to show that the dog’s owner or the party who harbored the dog was negligent. They may be considered negligent if it can be shown that they should have known of the dog’s potential for dangerous behavior. An example of this is if the dog had bitten or attacked other people or animals in the past.

How a Long Island City Dog Bites Lawyer Can Help You

Dog bites can be incredibly complex cases. Often a thorough investigation is required to determine if the dog had a history of violent behavior or tendencies and whether or not its owner or the party that harbored the animal had known. This may require looking at previously reported incidents, speaking with witnesses, reviewing surveillance camera footage, and more.

Our Long Island City dog bite attorneys will gather evidence that helps show whether or not the other party was negligent, and why you may be entitled to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers can also help file all relevant paperwork and negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Securing Fair Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries

In most cases, you will be entitled to compensation for relevant medical expenses to treat your dog bite injury. However, if the dog’s owner was negligent and failed to take reasonable measures to prevent your attack, you may be able to recover additional compensation for the following losses:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future bills for medical treatment
  • Lost wages and decreased earning capacity: This applies if you are unable to work and/or if you are required to find a different position that pays less
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic surgery

If you lost a loved one in a Long Island City dog attack, you may be able to hold potentially responsible parties accountable by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses as well as the loss of support your loved one would have provided had they lived.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

When looking for a Long Island City dog bites lawyer, it is important that you hire an experienced lawyer. At Shulman & Hill, our dog bite attorneys understand how complicated the aftermath of a dog attack can be. Our team takes every case seriously and treats every client as if they are our only client. To date, we have recovered more than $300 million for injured New Yorkers.

The Long Island City attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help you compile and categorize all evidence that has to do with your dog bite case, and provide you with support all throughout the litigation process. Contact us for a free case consultation today to learn more about how we can help you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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