Helping Those Injured In Dog Bite Cases
Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. This means they are responsible for taking the necessary steps to prevent the pet from causing injuries to others. Though the owners of such pets often take it for granted that their dog will never cause injuries to others or that any injuries these animals cause would be relatively mild, dog attacks often result in severe injuries and lacerations to victims. There are even instances where injuries from a dog attack resulted in death.
The experienced attorneys at Tinari, O'Connell & Osborn, LLP, in Central Islip know how to locate compensation for victims of dog bites and animal attacks. Besides holding the owners of animals responsible, we also understand what kinds of premises liability insurance coverage will compensate victims of these attacks. We will explore every possible option for recovery.
The Serious Nature Of Dog Bite Injuries
For most dog owners, their dog is a loving family pet. They generally do not want to think of their dog as capable of injuring anyone. Especially if their dog’s breed is not one usually associated with aggressive attacks. The truth is, however, any dog can bite. Every pet owner has a duty of care to control their animal and make sure it doesn’t hurt anyone.
While children and elderly people are frequent victims of a dog attack, even full-grown adults would find it difficult to protect themselves from an aggressive animal. The lacerations that a dog can inflict often involve the neck and face. Typical injuries that occur due to dog bite injuries include:
- Severe scarring and lacerations
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Loss of blood
- Threat of rabies
- Wrongful death
As a dog attack can be extremely terrifying, victims of such attacks can experience great emotional trauma in addition to the physical injuries they experience. Children sometimes suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of an animal attack and may require years of counseling and therapy to overcome such a traumatic event.
Locating The Compensation You Need And Deserve
In many instances, a homeowner’s insurance policy will cover injuries and damage resulting from dog bites and animal attacks. New York is a strict liability state for dog bites, so there is no need to prove provocation before recovery can occur.
We will fight to hold pet owners and insurance companies liable for dog bite injuries. Our lawyers have provided personal injury representation for over 30 years, and we understand New York laws pertaining to dog bite injuries. We will review the circumstances of your case and do everything in our power to maximize compensation for you.