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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 the vast majority of 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 NYC 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 in working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome on behalf of clients. To learn more about your rights after a dog bite, please contact our attorneys in New York City today.
Below are some factors that are considered when determining whether a dog’s owner is liable for an attack:
Proner & Proner aggressively pursues compensation, whether through negotiated settlements or trial. We have succeeded on behalf of accident victims in obtaining damages for:
Our New York City dog bite 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.
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 in NYC, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or anywhere else in NY. Contact our dog bite attorneys in New York City today for further information or to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Female, Male: Premises Liability
Lawsuit arising from a hotel fire where homeless families were placed for temporary shelter.
Female, 43: Premises Liability
On the way home from work, our client fell down the steps at a subway station.
Injuries: Acute head trauma with traumatic brain injury
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
Female: Serious Personal Injury
Our client fell getting off a bus, due to her heel getting caught in a hole.
Injuries: Ankle, Shoulders & Wrist. Required multiple arthroscopic surgeries over a 5 month period and ongoing pain management
Baby Girl, Newborn: Birth injury
Our client suffered a birth injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and partial loss of use of right arm.
Female, 46: Serious personal injury
Our client had an asthma attack and called an ambulance. She arrived at the hospital and advised the EMT not to take her out in the stretcher, as she would walk. The EMT pulled the stretcher and the legs of the stretcher failed to lock, causing the client to fall and flip while strapped to the stretcher.
Injuries: Pinched nerve in spinal cord and neck requiring spinal surgery
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
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Male, 32: Premises Liability
Our client fell from a rooftop, through was a hole for air conditioning covered by tar paper.
Injuries: Bilateral shoulder injuries requiring shoulder surgery, right ankle injury
Male, 51: Premises Liability
Our client fell on an icy sidewalk.
Injuries: Trimalleolar fracture of ankle that required surgery
Female, 79: Serious personal injury
A safe fell on our client while shopping at a hardware store.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury
Female, 51: Premises Liability
Our client tripped and fell on a water hose at front door of the garage where her car was being repaired.
Injuries: Fractured left wrist which required surgery
Female, 23 - Female Child, 3: Serious personal injury
Injuries (Female): Multiple fractures of the arm; facial fractures which required surgery Injuries (Child): Head trauma; facial fractures
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client was in a steam room when the sauna produced excessive steam, causing our client serious burns.
Injuries: 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the entire body
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Female, 60: Premises Liability
Our client slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a supermarket.
Injuries: Fractured wrist with open reduction and internal fixation
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client slipped and fell coming out of a bathroom.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 27: Premises Liability
At a grand opening of a store, a storage door fell on our client’s head from a height of 13 feet.
Injuries: Laceration on head, mild traumatic brain injury
Male, 76: Nursing home malpractice
The client was trying to transfer from bed to wheelchair. The home attendant did not put the wheelchair close enough or did not lock it.
Injuries: Broken hip
Female, 34: Premises Liability
Freight elevator doors slammed on our client’s right hand.
Injuries: Right index finger amputated requiring surgery for the revision of the amputation
Female, 63: Premises Liability
Our client was walking towards the subway and fell.
Injuries: Right wrist fracture that required surgery
Female, 74: Premises Liability
Our client fell down an open trap door at a tile store.
Injuries: Broken wrist and a laceration on her forehead
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!