When most people think about a personal injury incident, they probably think of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and even construction accidents. While those are all good examples of incidents that may lead to a personal injury lawsuit, there are plenty more. In fact, dog bite incidents are, unfortunately, quite common in New York and throughout the country.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite incident, you may have personal injury legal options to consider. But, if you are able to file a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financial compensation, evidence is crucial – just like in any other legal case. So, what does that mean in a dog bite case? Well, for starters, you’ll want to get the names and contact information for any witnesses who saw the incident and who might testify on your behalf. You’ll want to take pictures of the injury as soon as possible after the incident, and for days afterward. And, you’ll want to make sure you have copies of the medical bills you receive for the treatment you required after the incident.
Personal injury cases can take longer than you would want. Victims oftentimes need funds quickly to pay off their medical bills. But, settling the case at a low offer may not be the best option for your long-term prospects. Consider all options when you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
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At our law firm, we work with our clients in New York to attempt to make sure they are getting the right information for their own unique personal injury cases. For more information about how we might be able to help with your case, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.