Dog Bite Lawyer
Our office helps people who have been seriously injured by dogs (or other animals) who live, work or were injured in New York City, Yonkers, Nassau, and Westchester County. We offer free consultations and to schedule an appointment call us at 800-544-0484.
How a Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help When You’ve Been Injured by a Dog
Dog bite injuries can be serious and may require lengthy treatment. In some circumstances, a dog may pose a danger to people and may be classified as a “dangerous dog,” or dog that has been known to attack people or other animals. The owner of a dangerous dog may be held liable for the injuries that the dog causes to someone it bites. In any case, hiring a dog bite lawyer to evaluate your dog bite case is a good idea if your injuries are extensive and require substantial treatment.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite injuries can range in severity from small abrasions to the loss of a limb or even death. In all dog bite injuries, one of the primary concerns is risk of an infection. Being bitten by an unfamiliar dog always carries with it the risk of contracting tetanus or rabies, so emergency treatment must be sought. Dogs often have powerful jaws and can crush a finger or a hand as well as cause scarring on a face or neck. All but the smallest dog bites usually require medical treatment.