Our Rockaway Beach dog bite lawyers represent victims throughout New York. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we represent many different clients after suffering 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
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost income and other job-related benefits
- Mental health services
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 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 had notice 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 are 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.