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Bronx Dog Bite Lawyer

Owning a dog comes with certain responsibilities to help ensure the animal’s welfare and the safety of those who may come close to it. While most dogs are friendly companions that are safe for even the smallest child to be around, they do have the potential to inflict severe injuries.

If you were bitten or attacked by another person’s dog in the Bronx, you might be entitled to compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact a Bronx dog bite lawyer at Shulman & Hill to learn more about your rights to possible compensation. Our Bronx law firm offers free, no-risk legal obligations. As the injured party, you should not have to pay the medical expenses stemming from an animal bite. Our experienced lawyers will hold the responsible party accountable for your financial losses.

Call (555) 555-5555 for a free consultation.

Why You Should Work With a Bronx Dog Bite Lawyer From Shulman & Hill

When dealing with the aftermath of a dog attack, you need a lawyer you can count on. At Shulman & Hill, our Bronx personal injury attorneys provide personalized legal assistance to each client. We take pride in our client-focused approach and commitment to individualized care.

We Can Build a Robust Case for You So You Can Focus On Healing

The law does allow dog attack victims to seek compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering in certain situations. However, the burden of proof is on the person seeking compensation. In other words, you will be expected to prove that the dog caused your injuries and you suffered financial losses as a result.

The dog’s owner or the owner’s insurance company may claim that you provoked the dog, were trespassing at the time of the attack, or otherwise do not deserve compensation. They may try to undervalue the financial impact of your injuries or say that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.

Our job is to build a robust, evidence-backed case for you so you have the best chance of recovering sufficient compensation. Let us handle your case so you can focus on healing from your injuries.

We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients

Our lawyers have recovered more than $300 million for injured New Yorkers and surviving loved ones. We fight for every client like they are a member of our family, and we will do the same for you.

We Offer Free Case Consultations

If you have questions about our law firm or uncertainty about whether filing a dog bite injury claim is right for you, we offer free, no-obligation consultations. There is no risk in learning more about your options.

We Operate on a Contingency Fee Basis

There are no upfront fees when you work with Shulman & Hill. Any fees you pay are taken from the compensation you receive in a settlement or award. Basically, you pay us nothing until we obtain financial compensation for you.

Common Injuries Caused by Dog Bites and Attacks

Dog bite injuries can be severe and sometimes even fatal which is why you should seek immediate medical attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in five dog bite injuries require medical treatment.

Those common complications and injuries that may arise after a Bronx dog bite include the following:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Muscle and ligament tears
  • Avulsion (occurs when skin and tissue are torn from the body)
  • Infection
  • Rabies and other diseases

One of the primary concerns for individuals who have been bitten by dogs is the risk of possible infection. Even if a bite seems minor at first, the wound can become dangerous if left untreated. Any bite should be cleaned immediately to prevent bacteria or a virus from spreading. The Cleveland Clinic explains that signs of a possibly infected bite wound include redness, swelling, skin that is warm to the touch, and fever.

Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Bronx Dog Bite Injury?

A dog attack is a frightening and traumatic experience to go through. Dog bite victims often require medical care and may miss work while recovering from their injuries. The financial burden created by medical bills and lost wages only adds to the stress the dog bite victim experiences.

Filing a dog bite injury claim against the dog’s owner is often the best way to recover compensation for the financial losses associated with the bite injury. A personal injury claim may also allow for the recovery of compensation for pain and suffering.

The Owner May Be Required to Pay For Your Medical Expenses

Dog bite injuries often require wound care, antibiotics to prevent infection, and even surgery. The medical bills from all of this can add up quickly. If another person’s dog bites you, you may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment for your injuries.

You may be entitled to compensation for costs related to:

  • Emergency room treatment
  • Medications such as antibiotics
  • Hospital care
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Surgery
  • Wound care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Other medical needs caused by the dog bite

Any injury can be distressing, but animal attacks are often especially traumatic. Some individuals who suffer severe dog bites develop anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions. Compensation may be available for counseling or other mental health treatment needed to address psychological conditions caused by the dog attack.

You May Be Able to Get Compensation for Your Lost Wages

Compensation could be available for the income you lost due to time spent receiving medical care or healing from your injuries. Our law firm can pursue financial compensation for your past lost wages from missed work as well as any future lost wages you will sustain due to the injury.

You Could Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering

In addition to financial stress, dog bites cause tremendous physical suffering. Through a personal injury claim, you may also be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.

Filing a Bronx Dog Bite Injury Claim on Behalf of Your Child

The CDC reports that the majority of dog bite victims are children. Children can experience severe injuries that leave lasting physical and psychological scars. A child who was bitten by a dog may suffer from phobias or anxiety around dogs for the rest of his or her life. If your child was bitten by a dog, you may be able to take legal action on your child’s behalf.

Pursuing Justice After a Fatal Bronx Dog Attack

If a dog attack causes fatal injuries, the loved ones of the victim may be able to pursue justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering
  • Loss of parental support for children of the deceased
  • Loss of financial support

While no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one and fill the sudden hole in your life, it may help ensure you and your family have the financial resources you need for the future. It can also help hold careless parties accountable to help prevent similar attacks from happening to others in the future.

How a Bronx Dog Bites Lawyer From Our Law Firm Can Help You

A Bronx dog bites lawyer from Shulman & Hill can protect your rights to compensation after a dog attack and help simplify the process for you.

Specifically, a Bronx dog bite attorney can help with the following:

Investigating Your Attack

This includes gathering evidence that shows the circumstances surrounding your attack, including whether the dog was restrained at the time they bit you and any aggressive behavior and incidents in the dog’s past.

Building and Filing a Strong Claim

Our lawyers will use the evidence they have gathered to build a strong case for compensation on your behalf.

Each case is different, but we may use evidence such as:

  • Eyewitness statements from people who saw the attack
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Video footage from security cameras or other nearby cameras
  • Medical records and bills
  • Police reports
  • Employment records that prove your lost wages
  • Evidence that shows the dog has a history of aggressive behavior

Fighting for the Maximum Compensation Possible

Our Bronx dog attack injury attorneys understand how devastating a dog attack can be. We will fight for the maximum compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.

Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Cases in the Bronx

According to CPLR § 214, there is typically a two-year statute of limitations in a personal injury case, such as a dog attack claim, with certain exceptions. We strongly advise you to consult with a lawyer soon after the accident. Shulman & Hill will make sure all deadlines are met and paperwork filed on time. Do not let your opportunity to reclaim compensation slip away while you heal.

Contact Our Bronx Dog Bite Lawyers Today

A dog attack can be an incredibly traumatizing event. At Shulman & Hill, we are committed to making the process of pursuing justice and compensation as easy as possible so that you can focus on healing.

To get started, schedule a free legal consultation to see if you may qualify for compensation. Our legal team will review the details of your case at no risk or cost to you.

Call (555) 555-5555 for a free consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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