We can only imagine the tragedy that brings you to this page today…

Dogs teeth exposed to represent our dog bite practice areas that can help people in Burlington, Montpelier or even Middlebury, Vermont

It was just a day like every other day...

You woke up that day, and it seemed like every other day, a beautiful, sunny morning in the Champlain Valley.

You took a look out of your window as you sipped your morning coffee and waited for the rest of your family to wake up.

You started to prepare for the day, making breakfast and confirming your plans to take your child to their best friend’s birthday party.

You pack up the car, put your child in the back seat and head out for an afternoon of fun. Once you arrive and park in the driveway, your child rushes out of the car with a present for the best friend in hand. Everything seems to be going well at the party, the kids are playing with the family dog- and everything changes.

You hear a bark and then a scream from your child. You run over in terror to discover your child with blood running down their face. Their family dog, that had never shown signs of aggression has bitten your child’s face.

You meet with a doctor who tells you that your daughter should be okay, but may have some scaring and nerve damage.

You are thankful that overall your child will generally be okay, but they now have permanent scaring and a traumatic memory of being bitten by a dog.

In fact, as you are reading this now, your child is likely terrified of being around animals.

You are not alone

If something like that happened to your child, you are not alone.

The most common victim of an animal attack is a child or the elderly. Often, an animal attacks will a lasting impact on the victim both physically and psychologically. Many times the animal who attacked did not have a recognizable pattern of aggression- so it seems like the attack was out of the blue. 

It is hard to believe that your child was injured, and that the person responsible is a friend of the family. However, your child needs treatment, and that treatment costs money.

So many questions

So, what happens if someone you love has been attacked by a dog? You might, right now, be asking yourself many questions:

What should I do now?

How can I get these bills paid?

Will my child be blamed for the attack?

What will happen to the dog if I file a case?

All of these valid questions are good questions to ask. We are here to tell you that we
can help you resolve some, if not all, of the questions that are spinning around in your head on
a consultation call.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

We know your child is in a lot of physical pain and the scars are constant reminders of the attack. We also know you both are experiencing psychological pain after the attack. Seeing your child covered in blood, and you’re both scared to be around dogs. So, your medical bills and treatment will be higher than the average injury victim.

What does that mean for you?

Well it means you need to get more money out of the insurance companies to pay for the bills that you currently have and are likely to pay in the future. But, that doesn’t mean they have all the money that you need.

Lawyers Who Aren't Afraid of Lawsuits

So, that may mean you have to prepare and file a lawsuit.

And we know that you, like many of our clients who have walked into one of our office in Middlebury, Vermont or Plattsburgh, New York may not even be the type of person that believes in filing a lawsuit.

Trust us, Drew Palcsik knows you don’t ant to file a lawsuits unless you absolutely have to.

Drew outlines all of facts for the insurance company. We shoot them straight. Since we’ve been doing this a long time and are honest about our clients’ injuries, they usually pay us what you are owed.

Most times they listen and sometimes they don’t. It really just depends on your situation.
The larger the payout, the more likely they are to push back to see if they can reduce what they owe.

What Makes Us Different
Is Not Your Normal Suit

That is where our firm is unique and different than most that you will likely encounter in our state and, really, the country.

Where most personal injury law firms rely on quick settlements to pay their staff and to keep the lights on, and where most firms do not like to do the hard work – like taking depositions and preparing for trial – we actually thrive on getting the most for our clients through filing law suits

It is the not the kind of suits that Drew wears but the kind of suits that he file that make him stand
out from other injury law firms.

We like prepping for pre-trial work like depositions and discovery. And, we like trying cases in front of a judge and jury, because we are able to tell your unique story to a group of your
peers who could have been in your shoes.

While our team prefers not to, because can take a longer time for you to see a financial recovery, we go the distance if we believe we can get you more money to help you recover and, thus, more justice, than if we just settled right out of the gate.

Many firms don’t do what we do because it is a lot of work to try a case. Call us crazy, but, we just happen to like trying cases. And, because of our long term experience in courts in both New York and Vermont, we are really, really good at it and are highly respected in the Champlain Valley.

We assume we are going to go to trial from the moment you step into our office and we take your case. Drew Palcsik and his team prepare your file as if we will be going to bat for you in the courtroom, which means we are better prepared than most law firms out there.

And, in this legal game of thrones, the victorious ones are the ones who are the most prepared for the courtroom battle.

Trust has to be earned

Give our team a call, all of your information is confidential.

Our personal injury client Debbie K., wrote on our Google page

"Drew was patient, thorough, and professional and he guided me through my legal process with very solid, sound advice which ultimately led to a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend the firm!."
Google's 'G' where Champlain Valley Law has highly rated lawyer nearby reviews
Debbie K
Facebook Review

or read another review from former client, Brynna-Lee Carper, who similarly wrote:

"Drew Palcsik was able to get me a lot more settlement money than I would have ever been able to get on my own."
Google's 'G' where Champlain Valley Law has highly rated lawyer nearby reviews
Brynna-Lee Carper
Facebook Review

Or how about Cesare Bufano who exclaimed:

" Drew exuded confidence and reassured me that we were on the correct path. In the end the outcome could not have resulted any better!"
Google's 'G' where Champlain Valley Law has highly rated lawyer nearby reviews
Cesare Bufano
Facebook Review

We have many more reviews on Facebook and Google that you can read to see how many people we have actually helped over the years. 

Time to act is now

Or you can take our word for it. So, what are you waiting for?

Pick up the phone ad give us a call.

You will be directed to Toni Block, our amazing and caring intake specialist who will ask you a few questions about your , take down all of your information and setup an appointment to speak directly with attorney Drew Palcsik.

You don’t want to wait too long to call. In Vermont and New York you have only a few years before you have to file a claim in court or risk losing ever being paid back for your injuries and expenses.

You also don’t want to wait because you want to be sure you are getting the right treatment, with the best doctors, who can help you get back on your feet again.

After an animal attack it is super important that you get the right treatment by the right doctors, fast.

You can focus on getting treatment for mental and physical pain after the dog bite. We will focus on filing the paperwork and ensuring you or your child gets the help they need.

Are you ready to take the next step? If you read this far down the page then you definitely are!

Give us a call today:

We can’t wait to get you back your life, starting today!

Let Us Help.

Our Office Locations

Click location for hours and driving directions.