It is estimated that there are over 600,000 dogs in New York City. It is up to dog owners to keep their dogs from attacking anyone, but when they don’t, it is up to them to pay for damages.
Every year, millions of innocent people, old and young, are injured or even die from dog bite attacks. If you or someone close to you has suffered a dog attack and don’t know what to do, it is best to contact a lawyer who specializes in dog bite injuries in the city. Our team at Dansker&Aspromonte will guide you through all the steps needed to claim compensation for your suffering.
We understand that people who are victims of dog bite attacks have many questions and may fear what the future holds for them and their families. We have represented hundreds of such victims and understand what you are going through. We will guide you through what to expect during a claim process and what to do when you have been attacked.
In our city, dog owners are required to pay for medical expenses incurred because of their dog attacking another person. If the owner should have known, or knew, that the dog had vicious tendencies or was dangerous, he or she is responsible for:
Signs that a dog is vicious include:
When we review your dog bite case, we will explore the circumstances of the attack and work with investigators to find evidence that proves the dangerous nature of the dog. This helps us to fight for maximum compensation for you.
The most dangerous dog breeds, as set out by the Centers for Disease Control are:
Smaller breeds can also be vicious. Small dog owners often ignore their little dog’s behavior, thinking they won’t hurt anyone, but little dogs can do as much harm as bigger dogs.
While you cannot predict when a dog will bite, take the following into account:
Overall, any dog can be a wonderful pet, even if it is on the dangerous breed list. A responsible owner wins the respect of the dog with mutual respect and love and a dangerous dog cannot be determined by breed alone.
To protect yourself in a dog attack:
All too often, children succumb to dog attacks. There are several precautions you can take to promote child safety and teach your child to be wary of dogs. Children should not:
Teach your child to ask permission from a dog owner before petting or touching a dog and when they do so, teach them to always put their hand out first to allow the dog to sniff them.
Most importantly, parents should teach children what to do if they are threatened by a dog. These steps include:
It is up to adults to do as much as possible to promote dog bite child safety. While we don’t have control over when and where a dog could decide to attack, we can provide children with the correct knowledge of what to do if they are faced by a vicious dog.
Dansker&Aspromonte serve the NYC Metro area and surrounds. If you or someone close to you has been bitten in a dog attack in the City, let our lawyers help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced team will help you determine the circumstances around your case and fight for your suffering. Get in touch with us today either online or at 212-732-2929 to book a consultation to talk to an experience attorney in New York City.
Don’t become a victim of a dog attack unnecessarily, arm yourself and your family with the above information.