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How To Handle A Dog Bite

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All across Long Island and New York City, there are proud dog owners, most of which are responsible — but even the most responsible owner cannot always control an animal’s instinctual urges. Should you sustain a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. But first, it’s important to know how to handle the incident.

Seek Medical Attention
First things first, seek medical attention immediately — even if the dog owner claims the dog is 100-percent healthy and has received all of his shots. Animal bites can cause serious health problems if not treated quickly.

Gather the Facts

  • Who is the dog’s owner?
  • Does the dog owner have a homeowner’s insurance policy?
  • How traumatic was your injury?
  • Have you been permanently scarred by the attack?
  • Did the dog exhibit vicious propensities?

Hire a Lawyer
If the dog owner refuses to take responsibility for your injuries, an attorney can help secure compensation. There are unfortunate cases where someone is injured by a pet and the owner refuses to take responsibility. We work with victims of dog bites to uncover the facts necessary to pursue justice and maximum compensation.

To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your injuries require, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss. Contact us today at 1-888-GOT-HURT to schedule a FREE consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

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