Dog Bites and Attacks
What Should I Do if Bitten by a Dog?
Dog bites and other animal attacks are physically and emotionally traumatic for the victims. Being chased and bitten by any type of animal is a terrifying ordeal, especially for children. In addition to recovering from their physical injuries, victims may need counseling to overcome fear or post-traumatic stress disorder from the attack.
The Consequences of Animal Attacks Can Be Severe
Bites can cause dangerous and disfiguring injuries. Dog attack victims, especially small children, often suffer facial scarring that requires cosmetic surgery. Dog and other animal bites can be extremely dangerous because they are at increased risk for developing infections.
Dogs that are very large or that were bred to guard or fight can crush or break bones with their jaws. They may even dismember the victim. An attack to the head or neck can result in wrongful death if the skull is crushed or penetrated or if the carotid artery is severed.
People may also suffer injury while trying to get away from a dog or other animal. Running away from an animal may result in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents causing broken bones or head injuries.
We will fight for compensation for medical bills and other losses resulting from:
- Bite wounds
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Emotional trauma
Making Justice Work for You Since 1968
The personal injury attorneys at RGLZ understand that animal attacks can be devastating; we’ve represented countless clients in animal attack cases in our nearly 50 years of practice. You can rely on our experience and skill as negotiators and litigators. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Long Island or New York City dog bite attorneys, call us at 866-639-5567 or contact us online. We’ll make justice work for you.