The last thing you ever expect is that you or a loved one will be injured by a dog. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a dog’s owner lead to serious injuries. At Paulozzi LPA, we understand the complexities of these cases. If you have sustained an injury from a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for what happened. When you need a Brooklyn Heights dog bite attorney, let us get to work on your behalf immediately.
Many people do not associate a dog bite with severe injuries. However, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, have very powerful jaws that can lead to major injuries that leave lasting effects a victim. Dog bites commonly cause:
Children and older adults are more susceptible to serious injuries from dog bites because they are often unable to get away from an attacking dog or defend themselves. More than half of all dog bite victims are children, though people of any age can be seriously injured by a dog bite.
Around half of all households in the US have dogs. With approximately 90 million pet dogs in the country, it should not be surprising that bites occur. Each year, there are around 4.5 million dog bites. While most of these bites are not serious, the CDC says that nearly 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog require medical attention. That is around 800-900 thousand victims each year.
There are various ways in which a dog’s owner could be held liable for a bite. While many dog bites are nobody’s fault, the dog owner could be held responsible if:
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. If the careless or negligent actions of the dog’s owner led to your injuries, a dog bite attorney at Paulozzi LPA is ready to get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. We will conduct a full investigation of the incident in order to secure: