Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Monday, Mar 25, 2024

Since 1980 the lawyers at our firm, Jaroslawicz & Jaros, have, unfortunately, represented many people who suffered very serious injuries from dog bites and dog attacks.

We were successful in obtaining a settlement of $1.2 Million for a 15-year-old boy who was mauled by a neighbor’s dog.

Many people simply do not realize how serious dog bites can be. Although some dog attacks may result in only minor scratches and bruises, others can be so serious that victims may sustain broken bones, deep lacerations, scarring, and other very serious injuries that require hospitalizations and medical attention.

Children unfortunately are much more susceptible to dog attacks than adults. They have no experience or knowledge as to when to feel fear, and their desire to play with, or to simply pet a dog can sometimes have terrible consequences.

Some victims, especially children, may sustain catastrophic injuries that have even resulted in their deaths. Victims who survive a dog attack often are not able to enjoy the quality of life they had before their ordeals. Many dog bite victims experience tremendous physical as well as mental pain and suffering, in addition to scarring and, huge medical bills and lost wages. Those who suffer serious injuries often face long recoveries, requiring medical intervention and rehabilitation.

There are many factors that determine the severity of dog bite injuries, including, the dog’s size, weight and breed as well as the victim’s size, age and health.

Dog bite attack victims and their family members may be entitled to compensation from the owners of their canine assailants. Because there are many factors to consider, not all attacks qualify. For example, non-vicious breeds that have no history of violence or aggression that attack a person after being startled or aggravated may not receive any, or as much, compensation as a victim who is attacked by a vicious canine breed that has a past history of violence and aggression.

Even if not actually bitten by a dog people are also often injured just by a dog startling them or by jumping on, or at them, and causing them to fall and be injured.

Most importantly, to obtain the compensation you deserve the dog’s owner must have had insurance that covered the dog that attacked you.

Once you hire an attorney it is important for that attorney to have experience with personal injury dog cases.

  • The attorney will need to investigate the facts and circumstances of the case:
  • Does the dog have any history of attacking other dogs or people?
  • How and where did the attack take place?
  • What precautions did the owner take and what, if anything, did the owner do to avoid or stop the attack?stop the attack?

In today’s world where there are video cameras in many areas the sooner you hire an attorney the better is the chance to obtain a video of the attack.

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You do not have to go through this alone.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.

We Have Recovered Over $2 Billion for Our Clients.

The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. Since all New York personal injury law firms generally charge the same legal fee why not hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record?

When you retain the New York City accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, you will always work directly with your lawyer, and not with a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you! Our hundreds of positive client reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.

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