Being attacked by a dog is a terrifying experience that can lead to severe injury, serious infections, permanent disfigurement, and even death. Victims of dog attacks in New York may be able to get financial compensation for the harm they have sustained in a claim against the dog owner or other responsible party.
If you or a family member was injured in a dog bite attack in New York, the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can review the circumstances of your attack and determine your options for the pursuit of compensation.
We provide a free and confidential consultation, so call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929 to get started.
We Can Help You Prove Negligence in Your Brooklyn Dog Bite Case
Not all dog bite incidents will result in a successful claim. The experienced lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have decades of experience proving fault by another in causing or contributing to dog bite injuries. In order to establish fault, we must be able to show that the dog that attacked you had a history of dangerous or vicious behavior. When you retain us to represent you, we will immediately investigate the facts and circumstances of your case which will include:
- Obtaining all police and incident reports
- Interviewing all witnesses
- Securing photographs or video footage of the attack
- Visiting the incident location and interviewing neighbors
- Researching animal control records concerning the subject dog
- Demanding a sworn statement of the dog owner regarding the dog’s past behavior
Who Can Be Held Responsible for A Dog Attack
There are a number of parties who may be held responsible for your injuries when you are attacked by a dog, including the:
- Dog owner
- Dog walker
- Dog sitter
- Apartment building owner
- Apartment building management company
How Our Team Can Help with Your Dog Bite Case
The time following a dog bite can be traumatic, especially to young children. You may find yourself or a family member requiring ongoing medical care, missing time from work or school and could even be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. We want you to focus on your physical and emotional recovery while we fight for you. When you retain us, we will build your case to establish fault as well as to illustrate the full extent of your injuries. Victims of dog bite attacks suffer from a wide variety of injuries including facial disfigurement, open wounds and lacerations that may require stitches or surgical repairs, infections that require medications, scarring that may require surgical improvement, severe and/or chronic pain and in some instances even death. If the evidence shows that someone was negligent in causing your injuries, the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will demand fair and just financial compensation for all of your damages including your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or other out of pocket costs.
lf you are a victim of a dog attack, there are several things you should do immediately before you consult with us:
- Identify the name and address of the owner of the dog
- Take a picture of the dog
- Call the police
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
- Report the attack (In New York City, report bites to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.)
- Document all expenses, and take photographs or videos of your injuries and damages
Consult an attorney immediately. Your time to file a claim following a dog attack is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may forfeit your right to obtain the compensation you deserve.
There Are No Upfront Costs When You Work with Our Team
Many people do not hire lawyers because they assume they cannot afford them. However, our team will handle your dog bite case on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we do not accept any upfront fees and recover no attorney’s fees unless your case recovers compensation. We advance all case fees, so you only need to worry about recovering from your injuries or caring for a loved one. If your case is unsuccessful, you owe us no legal fees.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for Help
Dog attacks can cause serious injuries and harm. A successful dog bite claim could result in substantial financial compensation for your damages and prevent the vicious dog from hurting anyone else. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will examine your case and show you how our Brooklyn dog bite lawyers can help.
Call us now at (212) 732-2929 for your free, confidential case evaluation. We serve Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.