Dog bites are a very common form of injury, for both adults and children. They can have serious consequences, including permanent disfigurement and psychological trauma. In extreme cases, they may result in death. Also people may be injured by dogs without being bitten. For example, dogs can cause injury with their claws, and can knock people over. If injured, these people may also have the right to recover damages from a dog owner.
Eisenberg & Baum's New York injury attorneys will help you confront a dog owner or dog walker whose dog was the cause of your injury. And we will advocate in private negotiations or in a lawsuit to be sure you receive the monetary compensation you are due for medical bills, lost work, pain, scarring or loss of a loved one.
You or your child may have walked by the Pit Bull or Rottweiler down the block a hundred times without incident. Whatever the breed, dogs can be unpredictable and their temperaments may change because they are sick (including with rabies) or simply because they are getting older. So, whether a dog is owned by your neighbor or by a stranger simply passing by you on the sidewalk, bites and aggression can happen without warning to the victim.
The dangers to adults include severe bites to the legs, ankles, arms and hands. Older adults may be more prone to being knocked over by a dog — particularly when the dog is not properly leashed. Small children are particularly vulnerable because their faces and fingers may be right at a dog's level.
Tensions can run high if a dog owner is accused of being responsible for his or her dog's aggression. We recommend that, if you were injured, you allow an attorney to speak on your behalf.
Have you or someone close to you been seriously injured by a dog or other pet? Are you unsure whether or not you can sue a dog owner for negligence? Contact us today to speak with an experienced New York dog bite lawyer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, complete our online form, or call (212) 353-8700.
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