Dog Bites

New Hampshire Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Expert Legal Help for New Hampshire Animal Attack Victims

You need an attorney who is familiar with dog bites and what they can mean to someone who has been injured. When a negligent pet owner creates conditions allowing dog bites, people can be injured in many ways. They can have disfiguring scars. They can get infections. They can need potential diagnostic treatment for rabies if an owner hasn’t properly inoculated their pet. All of this can create significant medical complications. The failure of a pet owner to make sure that its animal has received all of its vaccines can be the cause of excess medical treatment, time, expense, fear, and anger on the part of the injured person.

Immediate Steps to Take After a Dog Bite in New Hampshire

  • Seek medical attention
  • Call 911 and report the attack to local animal control
  • Identify any witneses
  • Document the wound
  • Speak to a personal injury attorney

Comprehensive Support for Dog Bite Injury Recovery in NH

If you are in a situation where a dog has bitten you, an attorney from Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. can offer the solutions and understanding you need to deal with this horrifying circumstance. Imagine that a pet owner has failed to have its dog properly immunized, and you then are bitten by such a dog. If the person has not treated its dog properly, this may mean that you have to go through a course of medical treatments which should have been unnecessary. Pet owners have a responsibility to make sure their animals are under control at all times. Some people become indignant when their dog bites someone.

The law in most communities is clear that people must do their job in maintaining their pets. If a citizen has a dog that has a propensity to bite people, they have to do a very good job of making sure that that dog is not a danger to anyone.

Oftentimes, children receive dog bites because they are trusting and try to play or pet an animal when that animal is not properly trained or fully under control. As you can imagine, dog bite cases like these are perhaps the most horrifying. You need an attorney who handles dog bites to help you or your family recover from these kinds of terrible incidents.

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Establishing Liability in Dog Bite Incidents in NH

Dog bites often cause scarring. Scarring and wound care can present considerable problems to people. For example, dog bites that cause considerable scarring can have enhanced value in litigation because it damages a person to the extent that they feel that the way they look will never be the same. In addition, proper medical attention is necessary to make sure wounds and scars are properly maintained and handled.

This can create substantial medical bills, and it can cause long-term pain and suffering for individuals who must seek medical treatment for these kinds of injuries. Wound care can also be a problem, because infected wounds or deep wounds from punctures can be difficult to treat and may result in long-term infections that cause other physical complications.

Injuries sustained from dog attacks can be complex, costly, and very frightening. You need lawyers who will pursue maximum awards against individuals who have not maintained their pet in a manner that is safe and have been negligent, and thereby caused injuries to their fellow citizens.

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  • Do I have to pay to meet with an attorney first before I commit?

    No. Our law firm offers free case evaluations to everyone in New Hampshire and throughout New England—it costs you nothing to meet with us to learn more about how lawyers and so we can learn more about you and your case.

  • What do I do after an accident?

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether it’s a car crash or after slipping on a wet surface, your priority should be getting medical attention for your injuries—even if your injuries are minor or you’re not feeling any immediate pain. From there, we recommend documenting as much of your accident as possible, from taking photos of the property damage to gathering witness contact information, and then calling our firm to get started on your case. We can begin investigating your accident quickly to ensure important evidence doesn’t disappear over time.

  • How is a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury claim?

    Victims of accidents who survive can file personal injury claims, but when they die in their accidents or later pass away from their injuries, their surviving family members or those who were financially dependent on them can file wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims can recover most of the damages that personal injury claims recover, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, but they can also recover some of the damages the family members incurred, including funeral and burial bills and loss of companionship.

  • What should I say if an insurance adjuster calls me?

    Shortly after an accident, you may receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster. While they may sound nice and say they simply want to understand what happened, insurance adjusters often try to coax certain statements from you so they can limit the amount of liability that falls on their insured. It’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible so your lawyer can handle these calls and you don’t have to risk saying something that may harm your case.

  • How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

    It’s important for victims to know that they don’t have all the time in the world to file a personal injury lawsuit. The amount of time you have to file a claim depends on the state where the accident and injuries occurred. For example, New Hampshire’s statute of limitations is three years, meaning victims have three years from the date of injury to file a claim successfully. Hiring a personal injury attorney can be beneficial because they understand their state’s various laws, including those governing filing deadlines.