Dog Bites

Dog Bite Lawyers in New York City

Asserting the Rights of Animal Attack Victims

More than 500,000 people per year are bitten by aggressive dogs. Of those, a small but significant number actually result in wrongful death. Unfortunately, most of these victims are children. While most dogs are not violent, even the friendliest dogs can bite. If you or someone you love is bitten by a dog, thoroughly clean the wounds and immediately seek medical attention. Be sure to ask for a doctor’s advice about rabies and other animal borne diseases. Next, contact local animal control officials to report the incident. Hopefully, animal control officers will be able to track down the dog and determine whether it’s been vaccinated for rabies. At that point, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine your legal rights and options.

If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured by a dog bite, the attorneys at our New York City law firm of Proner & Proner can help you. In New York, dog owners are generally not held responsible for a first-time attack by their dogs. However, in instances in which the owner was negligent in protecting other people from potential harm, he or she may be held liable, even if the dog had no history of aggression. Our personal injury attorneys are experts in determining liability and working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome on behalf of their clients.

To learn more about your rights after a dog bite, please contact our attorneys in New York City today.

Establishing Liability

Below are some factors that are considered when determining whether a dog’s owner is liable for an attack:

  • The dog’s prior behavior
  • The use of a warning sign such as “Beware of Dog”
  • If the dog was provoked

Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

Proner & Proner aggressively pursues compensation, whether through negotiated settlements or trial. We have succeeded on behalf of accident victims in obtaining damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • All future medical care, including long term care
  • Loss of wages and replacement of future earnings
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Our attorneys will always serve your best interests, whether that means settling or pursuing a case to verdict. Our primary goal is to ensure that justice is served and that you and your family are able to obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact Our Attorneys

Don’t hesitate to take action if you or someone you love has been seriously injured, or if you have lost a loved one, due to a dog attack. Contact our dog bite attorneys in New York City today for further information or to schedule an evaluation of your case.

RECENT SETTLEMENTS

Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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