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Our Law Firm Handles Dog Bite Cases in New York

We handle Dog Bite Cases

Dog bites are a common injury, in fact, more than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year. According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. Of those people requiring medical attention, thousands have undergone reconstructive surgery as a result of these dog bites. If you have been bitten by a dog and seriously injured, you know it is a frightening and painful experience. The New York dog bite attorneys at Harnick and Harnick understand the trauma such an injury can cause and will assist you in getting the proper compensation.

Many people are at risk for dog bites, but children are more likely to be bitten than adults. Children under the age of 15 are the most common victims of dog bites and boys between the ages of 5 and 9 are most frequently bitten. A child is especially vulnerable to dog bites on the face, neck and head. Because a child is smaller and closer to the dog's level, the dog will frequently target the child's face and head and cause serious injury. Facial injuries and wounds often require the expertise of a plastic surgeon. Permanent scarring may occur even with the help of reconstructive surgery. The law firm of Harnick and Harnick has successfully represented many dog bite victims and their attorneys have a thorough understanding of the New York dog bite laws.

As a victim of a dog bite, you may not realize that the dog owner is legally responsible for the actions of their dog. In New York, if someone else's dog has bitten you or someone you love, the dog's owner is liable for your damages. These damages may include, medical bills, medications, psychological counseling and lost wages. Dog bites are serious injuries and can result in permanent physical and emotional scarring. If you have suffered a dog bite, getting medical attention is your first priority. Finding a qualified New York dog bite attorney to review your case is your next priority. It is important to act promptly, time limitations may apply and this may affect the ability to recover damages.

If dog related injuries or fatalities occur, the dog owner should be held responsible and a New York dog bite attorney can help with the legal process. Our experienced New York dog bite attorneys are ready to assist you with every aspect of your case and see that you are properly awarded. The law firm of Harnick and Harnick believes that dog owners should be held responsible for their pet's behavior and you should be fully compensated for the physical and emotional injuries that you have suffered.

All cases are handled on a contingency basis. Our clients only pay a fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation in their dog bite case.

Case expenses are advanced by Harnick and Harnick and are reimbursed by the client at the conclusion of the case.

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Contact Harnick and Harnick to discuss your dog bite case with an experienced dog bite attorney.


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