Have you been injured due to a dog bite? Dog bites can be very traumatic and can leave both physical and emotional scars.
Dog owners must adhere to the appropriate “standard of care”. Where a dog owner does not adhere to that “standard of care” and their dog bites a person, the dog owner may be liable for those injuries. If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, you may have a claim for compensation. In some cases, a dog owner’s home insurance may provide some coverage for dog bites.
At Moustarah & Company, we understand the difficulties that injuries caused by a dog bite can have on your life. That is why we are committed to providing outstanding service that is tailored to your needs, to help you during this difficult time.
What should I do if I was bitten or injured by a dog?
- Seek immediate medical attention if necessary
- Call the police and make a report
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Get the name and contact information of the dog owner
- Get the names and contact information of any witnesses
- Document the incident – the type of dog, location, date and time, details of the attack
- Take pictures of your injuries – and if possible – of the dog
- Report the incident to the appropriate authority by calling 3-1-1
- Contact Moustarah & Company for a free initial consultation
Once you have retained our firm, we request that any attempts to interview you by the owner of the dog or their insurance company be referred to our office. We want to make sure a lawyer from our office is present for any interview by the defendant or the insurance company.
What will happen to the dog after I report the bite or attack?
If Animal Control officers are notified of the attack, they will investigate the incident. If the injuries are serious, Animal Control will consider the seriousness of the attack, and any previous history of attacks by the animal, and have the option to request the dog be declared dangerous and may recommend that the dog be euthanized. The owner is entitled to a hearing in Court.
The report of a dog bite does not automatically lead to the dog being euthanized. The fate of the dog is determined by Animal Control and, if necessary, the Court.
ASSAULT & BATTERY
Have you been injured as a result of an assault or battery?
You may have a claim against the person who caused you harm. It is important to gather the names and contact information of any witnesses. Since emotions are usually running high when the event takes place, it is difficult for memories to be accurate regarding the sequence of events surrounding the assault or battery. This means that it is very important to have independent witnesses that will support your version of the events.
Report the incident to the police. Assault and/or battery are common criminal charges that can result from any kind of argument. Assault is typically the ‘threat of injury’, and battery is the actual contact.
At Moustarah & Company, we understand the difficulties that injuries caused by an assault or battery can have on your life. That is why we are committed to providing outstanding service that is tailored to your needs, to help you during this difficult time.
If you have been the victim of an assault or battery, contact us for a free initial consultation.
Have you been the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice?
It is important to recognize that a bad outcome is not necessarily the result of medical malpractice or medical negligence on the part of the medical practitioner. Medical malpractice takes place when the individual providing health services deviates from the “standard of care” that should have been afforded to the patient. The “standard of care” will vary depending on the circumstances but it essentially constitutes the conduct that a reasonable medical provider would have taken (or would not have taken) under the same circumstances. If the health-care provider deviates from this “standard of care”, then it is likely that the provider was negligent and a malpractice claim could be pursued.
At Moustarah & Company, we understand the difficulties that medical negligence and injuries caused by medical negligence can have on your life. That is why we are committed to providing outstanding service that is tailored to your needs, to help you during this difficult time.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, contact us for a free initial consultation. We will take medical malpractice files on a case-by-case basis.
Where another person or entity who owes you a “duty of care” deviates from the “standard of care” and causes you harm and injury, you may be able to pursue a claim against them in negligence.
Some examples of negligence claims are: negligent product manufacturing where the defective product causes injury, negligent food preparation/storage/handling practices causing food poisoning or other injury, negligent provision of services such as negligent tattooing or negligence in the operation of a sports or leisure facility or club.
If you feel that you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free initial consultation.
What if I can’t afford to hire a lawyer? Will you still take my case?
At Moustarah & Company, you come first. We will not charge a fee until we win or settle your case. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a free, initial consultation. During this meeting, you will receive our legal opinion about your case, but you are under no obligation to hire us.
The information provided on this website does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. Moustarah & Company does not guarantee that this information is accurate or up to date. As a result, should you require legal advice, please contact a personal injury lawyer.