Dog Bites

Brooklyn Animal Attack Lawyers

Dog bites can cause serious injuries and leave victims with permanent physical and emotional scars. If a dog bit you or a member of your family, it is important to speak to an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options.

The personal injury attorneys of Getz & Braverman, P.C., help people who have been injured in dog attacks obtain financial compensation for the damages they have suffered. We will seek maximum compensation for all accident-related losses allowed under the law.

In New York, dog owners can be liable for the medical bills of any person bitten by their dogs and for the veterinary bills of any animal their dogs bite. We can also seek financial compensation for other damages such as pain and suffering and lost income, if:

  • The dog's owner was negligent
  • The dog had bitten others in the past or had a history of aggressive behavior
  • The dog was off leash when the attack occurred

Young children are among the most common victims of dog attacks, but people of any age can be attacked. Common injuries from dog bites include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Crush injuries

Injuries to the head and neck are very common and sometimes result in damage to the eyes and loss of sight. Even with the best of medical care, dog bite victims may be left with severe scars. Sometimes plastic surgery is necessary to repair the damage.

Our law firm has successfully resolved many dog bite claims for our clients, including a high-profile case involving a little girl and her father who were attacked by a pit bull while on a walk to look at Christmas lights.

To arrange a free initial consultation with one of our Bronx dog bite lawyers, please call Getz & Braverman, P.C., today at 718-618-5567 or toll free at 877-419-3070, or contact us online. Our law firm represents clients throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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