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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.

How could a Brooklyn Dog bite affect someone?

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:

  • Severe damage to soft tissue
  • Severed ligaments, veins, arteries, and tendons
  • Broken bones
  • Digit amputation

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.

How often do these incidents occur?

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.

How can a dog’s owner be liable?

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:

  • They allow their dog to wander around in public without a leash in violation of local laws.
  • They fail to properly secure the dog on their premises (leaving a door or fence open).
  • They allow a dog that has a history of aggressive behavior to be around other dogs or people.

You may be entitled to significant compensation

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:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the bite
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of reconstructive surgery if necessary
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the dog’s owner

When you need a Brooklyn Heights dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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