Dog Bite Lawyer

Rockaway Beach Dog Bite Lawyer

Our Rockaway Beach dog bite lawyers represent victims throughout New York. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we represent many different clients who have suffered harm due to dog bites, including children, adults, postal employees, and utility (e.g., gas and electric) workers.

Our attorneys pursue compensation for dog bite victims who suffer injuries and lose loved ones. We strive to get the maximum verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our primary objective is to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. 

Compensable Losses in Your Dog Bite Injury Case 

Compensation in your case could account for: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring 
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost income and other job-related benefits 
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation 

You may pursue other losses than those listed above. 

What Can a Dog Bite Lawyer Do for You?

If a dog attacks you, your child, or another loved one, we can pursue compensation for a host of injury-related losses. You can trust that our team will: 

Manage Your Case on a Contingency Fee Basis 

After suffering a dog bite, we don’t want you to worry about affording legal help. We offer help on contingency, meaning our attorney’s fees are contingent on your case’s outcome. We don’t require you to pay us any money upfront.  We only earn a legal fee if you obtain compensation.

At the outset of our partnership, we’ll agree on a percentage of your settlement that will go toward our services. That way, you don’t have to make financial sacrifices to get the help you deserve. 

Identify the Liable Parties

Typically, a dog’s owner is considered liable for bites and other injuries inflicted by their pet if they knew of the dog’s prior vicious behavior. However, another individual may also be responsible (possibly in addition to the owner) under certain circumstances. For example, if a dog was in the care of a third party (e.g., a kennel or vet clinic) when you were bitten, you could seek damages from this entity. 

Identifying all liable parties in your dog bite case will often require an investigation and a thorough understanding of all applicable laws. Your attorney will investigate the event, identify all potentially responsible parties in your case, and develop a strategy for recovering maximum compensation. 

Speak to the Neighbors

Generally, a dog owner is not responsible for a dog bite injury unless they had prior knowledge or notice that the dog had bitten others before or had exhibited vicious behavior towards other people or animals.  Dog owners rarely admit to prior dog bites or vicious behavior.  Therefore, a careful investigation, including neighborhood interviews, is required to find evidence proving these legal requirements.

Negotiate with the Insurer

Insurance agencies often try to pressure personal injury victims to settle for less than they’re owed. Yet, your dog bite lawyer serving Rockaway Beach will evaluate your damages and negotiate with stubborn insurance representatives.

Obtain Medical Records and Other Relevant Documentation

It can be challenging to legally prove your injuries merit reimbursement. To assert your right to damages, we will find and examine the accident report, security camera footage, and witness statements. With this information, we hope to assert that because an aggressive dog bit you, you deserve compensation.  

Obtain Testimony from Experts

Supporting evidence is more than photos and videos; we can also use testimony from field experts to bolster your case. We may consult with animal behavioral specialists, accident reconstruction specialists, and psychologists. Their opinions can make your case stronger. 

Represent You if Your Case Goes to Trial

Although most personal injury cases (including those related to dog bites) are settled out of court, sometimes, a trial is needed to obtain compensation. Our trial-ready lawyers are prepared to advocate for you in court if an insurance settlement isn’t possible. 

What Should I Do After Being Bitten by a Dog? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that you should seek immediate medical attention after a dog bite. You want to do everything possible to reduce the likelihood of having your injury get worse or infected. A healthcare professional can also rule out rabies, which has a 99 percent fatality rate. 

Other considerations include: 

  • Calling our team for a free case review
  • Keeping all evidence related to your case
  • Taking photos of your injuries 
  • Getting the contact information of any witnesses 
  • Refusing to give a recorded statement
  • Tracking your injury-related losses 
  • Allowing your lawyer to manage all insurance dealings 

The steps you take after getting hurt can dictate your case’s outcome. You don’t want to do anything that complicates your case or makes you ineligible to pursue damages. 

We Advocate for People Suffering from These Conditions 

Our Rockaway Beach dog bite lawyers can get you compensated for many different types of injuries and losses caused by a dog attack, including the following:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Torn ligaments
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Lacerations and puncture wounds 
  • Infections 
  • Mental health complications, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Scarring 

Does It Matter What Type of Dog Bit Me? 

It does not matter whether you were bitten by a teacup Chihuahua or a Great Dane; if you suffered harm because of an aggressive dog, you may have the right to take legal action if the animal had bitten others before. 

Begin Your Free Case Review with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP Today 

If you or a loved one was injured in a dog attack, we encourage you to consider partnering with an injury lawyer in Rockaway Beach. We can manage everything your case requires while you focus on your personal well-being. 

We will fight for the best outcome possible. We serve Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.


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