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Fighting For The Compensation You Deserve After A Dog Or Animal Attack

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 4.5 million people are injured yearly by dog bites in the United States, with damages exceeding $1 billion annually. Sadly, children are the most likely victims of injuries caused by dangerous animals. Dogs and other wild animals often attack the face, which causes even more devastating injuries.

While responsibility for handling your pet is an essential part of pet ownership, not everyone takes their duty seriously. When a dog or other animal attacks someone else, the pet owner may be held liable for the injuries and damages sustained. At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law in Poughkeepsie, our experienced dog bite lawyers can help you obtain compensation after an animal attack in New York.

A Dog Bite Can Leave Permanent Scars

Even a friendly dog can attack and cause serious injuries. Anyone is vulnerable to suffering an attack, from neighbors and people passing by to mail and delivery workers. Dogs often bite if they feel scared or threatened, especially with someone they do not know. Some dogs become rambunctious during playtime or lash out when sick.

Common injuries from animal attacks can include:

  • Abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Punctures
  • Infections
  • Rabies
  • Scarring
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

In many cases, dangerous animal attacks occur without provocation by the victim. It is primarily an animal owner’s responsibility to ensure that pets, livestock and wild animals in captivity are properly trained, managed, or restrained and will not cause harm. In many situations, the animal’s owner is responsible for compensating victims after an attack. Sometimes, that responsibility also falls upon a landlord or someone left to care for the animal in the owner’s absence.

Helping You Understand The Legal Process

If you suffered a dog or other animal bite injury, you should contact us to get started on your case as soon as possible. In New York, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner or any other liable parties. The earlier we begin gathering evidence, medical records and witness statements, the better your chance of obtaining the full compensation you deserve.

At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we have over a century of combined experience helping personal injury victims throughout the state. We know how to calculate damages for future medical treatments and counseling for PTSD. In a dog bite case, you can recover compensation for medical bills and treatments, lost wages from missing work, and pain and suffering.

Insurance adjusters often employ various tactics to try to minimize settlements after an animal attack. From downplaying your injuries to denying liability, we know how they attempt to deny you the compensation you deserve. They will often offer you a low settlement in an effort to quickly settle your case and put it behind them.

Before accepting anything, consult an experienced attorney to learn more about your options. When you work with us at Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we will help you protect your rights during negotiations and, if necessary, fight for you in court.

Committed To Seeking Justice For Animal Attack Victims

Contact our personal injury lawyers immediately if a dog bite or other dangerous animal attack seriously injures you. At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we work hard on behalf of those injured by the negligence of others. Whether your case requires litigation or can be settled outside of court, our experienced attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve.

We are experienced in dangerous animal cases and will help you receive proper compensation. We handle cases all over the state of New York. Contact us online or call 845-846-8120 for a free consultation.