The Lasting Impact Of Dog Bite Injuries
We have handled dog bite cases where the severity of the injury ranged from hospitalization requiring surgery to less serious wounds. These incidents frequently leave the victim with scarring, medical bills and emotional trauma.
If you or someone close to you has been injured by a dog in New York, the Sheindlin Law Firm, is here to stand up for your rights. I have more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims for clients in New York City and throughout surrounding areas.
How Will This Injury Affect You?
You should not have to pay medical bills, lost wages and other losses you have suffered due to the negligence of a dog owner. In fact, Agriculture & Markets Law, Section 121, makes the “owner or lawful custodian” of a “dangerous dog” “strictly liable” for medical costs resulting from “injury” caused by such dog to a person.
Personal injury law allows you to pursue compensation for pain and suffering and other damages if it can proven the dog had a “vicious propensity”; in other words, the owner knew or should have known about the dog’s nature to attack someone. This is often proven by a prior dog bite incident but it can be established in other ways too.
Dog owners are responsible for the injuries their pets cause. I aggressively pursue full and fair compensation to help my clients obtain the resources they need to move on from the injuries suffered in an animal attack.
Handling Child Injury Claims
Sadly, the ones who suffer the most from dog bite injuries are children, most often ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old. Children are often unaware of the danger dogs pose when they innocently try to play with a dog. Other times children do not realize dogs can be territorial and innocently wander into such territory.
I handle child dog bite injury claims with the utmost care and sensitivity. I understand that this injury may alter the course of a child’s life, and seek compensation that is commensurate with this tremendous burden.