A dog bite and the injuries it causes can drastically change your life. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, pursuing action on your own can be a difficult task. Instead, you may want to work with a New Hampshire dog bite lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
We work on a contingency-fee model, so you do not pay or owe anything unless you are awarded compensation. Contact us at(800) 816-0755 to learn more about how our team can help with your case.
Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite can result in several types of different injuries due to the force of a dog’s bite and the sharpness of their teeth. It is possible to receive a combination of injuries because of these two factors. Injuries can also occur due to you falling from the shock and force of the dog bite. Some injuries which you may suffer can include:
A dog’s jaw can be strong enough to break bones in your body. It is not uncommon for broken bones to occur in areas like the fingers, hand, toes, feet, arms, and legs. Broken bones can take months to heal and may require surgery or a cast or splint to heal correctly.
A dog’s sharp teeth can cause puncture wounds when they bite you. These types of wounds can deeply pierce the skin and cause severe bleeding. Severe puncture wounds will require stitching to heal properly and may leave permanent scarring on the body.
A dog bite can result in muscle damage in conjunction with broken bones due to how connected they are. Muscle injuries can also require intensive surgery to be corrected and can permanently limit your overall movement and ability to perform tasks.
Dogs can have a lot of bacteria inside of their mouths. These bacteria can get inside of a dog bite wound and cause it to become infected. An infection may need to be treated with a constant prescription of antibiotics and can pose a serious threat to your overall health.
Dog Bite Injury Laws in New Hampshire
Dog bite injuries in New Hampshire are covered by New Hampshire Revised Statute §466:19. Under this statute, dog owners can be held liable for when their dog’s bite results in either physical injuries or property damage. This statute also includes any type of injuries or property damage caused by a person’s dog. A dog owner can be held liable even if their dog indirectly causes a person’s injuries or property damage.
However, this statute does not apply to situations where the negligence of someone who is not the dog’s owner or handler resulted in injuries or property damage. For example, if a stray dog makes its way onto a daycare playground and bites a child, then the daycare owner cannot be found liable under this statute. Instead, a negligence injury claim can be brought up against the owner for not acting in a reasonable manner to keep the child safe.
New Hampshire’s statute of limitations also allows for those who suffer a dog bite injury to file a case within three years of the event.
How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help You
If you suffered injuries because of a dog bite, it may be hard to also direct your attention to a personal injury case. This is where a New Hampshire dog bite lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help. We can work on your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Some of the ways our firm can help you include:
Defending Your Claims
New Hampshire’s dog bite statute applies to many different situations. However, if someone was trespassing or committing another civil wrong or crime at the time of their dog bite injury, then the amount of damages that they can recover will become much more limited.
Due to this, a dog’s owner could attempt to argue that you were either trespassing or committing another civil wrong when the dog bite occurred to limit their liability. Depending on your case, they may misconstrue certain events in order to bolster their counterclaims. Our team will work to defend your claim and show that you were not trespassing or committing a civil wrong. Our efforts include seeking out important eyewitness accounts and any other types of important evidence, such as surveillance videos.
Assessing Your Injuries
A dog bite can leave not just physical injuries, but also emotional ones. Despite this, it is possible that the dog’s owner and their attorney may try and offer you a settlement that does not fairly represent the injuries you are suffering from. In doing so, they might assume you will not know how to negotiate for a fairer compensation package.
Our attorneys will assess your injuries and ensure that they are properly covered by any settlements or compensation you receive. We will fight and negotiate with other parties to help this come to fruition.
Work with a New Hampshire Dog Bite Attorney
You do not need to navigate the intricacies of a dog bite injury by yourself. Rather, you can work with a New Hampshire dog bite lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm instead. Our team is not intimidated by tough cases and firmly believes in fighting for you to receive proper compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call us at (800) 816-0755 today to speak with someone on our team about your case and learn more as to why it may be beneficial to work with one of our attorneys.