When New York residents think about personal injury lawsuits, they probably think that most of these types of cases stem from motor vehicle accidents, or perhaps construction or other workplace accidents. That may be correct, but there are many other situations that could eventually lead to a personal injury lawsuit being filed. A dog bite incident, for example, could lead to such a legal case.
At its core, a personal injury lawsuit is all about getting an injured victim financial compensation to attempt to make that victim “whole” again. In reality, that is oftentimes difficult to do, since no amount of money can make a person whole who, for instance, lost an arm in a construction accident or who suffered severe disfigurement in an animal attack. But, the financial compensation can help the victim pay the medical costs associated with the personal injury incident, as well as plastic surgery, perhaps, or prosthetics if needed. The compensation received in a successful personal injury lawsuit could cover all types of costs.
Dog bites are fairly common, and not all lead to severe injuries. However, some do, and injured victims are oftentimes left with serious scarring and are traumatized by the event. Although certain breeds of dogs may be portrayed as more likely to attack a person, any dog might be capable of such an attack.
Taking legal action
At our law firm, we attempt to help New York residents who have suffered injuries in all types of situations, including in dog bite incidents. We work with our clients to determine their options, including the potential option to take legal action. For more information, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.