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Dog Bite Lawyers New York

NYC Dog Bite Attorneys Assert the Rights of Animal Attack Victims in New York

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.

Establishing Liability for NYC Dog Bites

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 in NYC

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 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.

Contact Our Experienced NYC Dog Bite Attorneys for a Free Consultation

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.

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