Dog attacks are traumatic. Not only can dogs do serious harm, but there is also the immediate concern of rabies and other health risks. Police and animal control may be involved in the incident. The victim may be left with injuries that leave permanent scars and result in long-term mental anguish. Follender Law Offices, P.L.L.C., in Nashua, is dedicated to helping dog bite victims get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs.
In New Hampshire, the law is clear. The owner of a dog is liable if the dog causes harm to another person. However, you should not assume this means you will automatically be compensated fairly. While the law is on your side, the insurance company is not. That is why you need an experienced lawyer to serve as your advocate.
Typically, the dog owner will be covered by his or her homeowners insurance policy. The insurance company will do everything it can to minimize the compensation it has to pay out, or avoid paying compensation altogether. With more than 35 years of experience, we know how to take on insurance companies in these cases.
We will make certain that you get compensation not only for the immediate costs associated with your serious injury, but also for any lingering effects. For example, if you are going to be left with permanent, visible scarring, you should get extra compensation for that.
The majority of dog attack victims are children. These cases can be complex, as the dog owner and insurance company may attempt to blame the child for inciting the dog to bite. Again, the law is clear. The dog owner is liable. We understand how traumatic it can be for a child to grow up with visible dog bite scars, and we will work to hold the dog owner accountable for the lasting impact of his or her negligence.