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Roth & Roth has a strong track record in several areas of personal injury, including cases involving dog bite injuries. This complicated niche calls for strategic representation from an attorney who understands the intricacies of New York's rules and regulations for pet owners. Empathy is also crucial, as dog bites can be traumatic.

Don't let your suffering go unnoticed. You may be entitled to compensation, but your chances of obtaining damages are far greater if you work with a skilled legal representative. 

Roth & Roth has been successfully representing individuals and families throughout the State of New York for over 25 years. If you or someone you know was injured or killed in New York due to someone else's wrongdoing, contact us to discuss your options. Initial consultations are always free and we never get paid unless and until you do.

Dogs may be beloved pets, but they can also be dangerous. When they're not properly controlled, they may attack unsuspecting victims, and the result can be both physically and emotionally devastating. The financial repercussions of dog bites are also worth considering, as medical bills can add up quickly.

No matter the extent of your suffering after a New York dog bite, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with a trusted attorney. Contact Roth & Roth for dog bite injuries to learn what you can recover for your injuries. 

What should I do after a New York dog bite accident?

If you've been attacked by a dog in New York, it's imperative that you act quickly. First, seek medical attention. The need for prompt care cannot be overstated. Rabies and tetanus are serious risks, so you may require vaccines to reduce the potential for developing a deadly illness. 

Medical attention is also important from a legal perspective, as health care professionals can document your injury. This will prove useful later on, as your attorney argues your case. It's important to verify the true extent of your suffering so that you can get the full damages to which you're entitled.

Once you've received medical care and alerted law enforcement officials, it's time to get in touch with a trusted New York dog bite lawyer. Your attorney will help you determine the best approach for your situation before moving forward with your dog bite lawsuit.

What must be established for a viable New York City dog bite case?

When seeking damages for a New York dog bite, whether in the city or somewhere else in the State, your personal injury lawyer will seek to demonstrate a history of vicious propensities. For example, the dog may have been known to snarl or may have been kept as a guard dog. Cases involving an established history of biting, in particular, are likely to lead to damages. 

Furthermore, lawyers should establish whether necessary precautions were taken to keep dogs with vicious tendencies under control. The responsibility of New York City pet owners to follow local leash laws may play into this effort. For example, New York City Health Code §161.05 holds that dogs are not to be allowed in public places unless they're restrained by leashes or chains up to six feet in length. Outside of the city, many other municipalities also have laws and ordinances regarding animals. Roth & Roth will do the research and investigation needed to pursue a case with a positive result.

What types of damages are available in a New York City dog bite case?

Most dog bite plaintiffs seek compensation for medical bills. This can vary to some extent based on the scope of the injuries. In general, however, most are advised to obtain rabies and tetanus shots, plus antibiotics and follow-up care. The cost of all this can be significant, so medical compensation is imperative.

In addition to medical damages, many victims seek compensation for pain and suffering. This takes the emotional element of dog bites into account. After all, these attacks can be highly traumatic, especially for children. Many victims suffer flashbacks and increased anxiety around pets. Some are later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Compensation for lost wages resulting from being forced to stay out of work due to a serious bite injury can also be sought.

As the victim of a dog bite, you need empathetic legal services from a caring team of attorneys. You'll find the support you deserve when you work with Roth & Roth. We handle cases throughout the State of New York. Our offices are located in Manhattan, but we represent injured victims from across the State of New York. Get in touch today to discuss your case. We'd be honored to help get you on the path to a desirable case outcome.

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