Have You Been Injured By a Dog Bite or Other Animal Attack?
We Can Help You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit
In New York, animal owners have a duty to keep their animals under control. Unfortunately, many pet owners and animal owners put the public at risk when they are not able to keep their pets well behaved. If a dog or other animal has known vicious propensities and that animal attacks an innocent victim, then the owner can be held responsible.
More than four million people are bitten by dogs every year and as many as 1 million need medical treatment. The most frequent victims of dog or animal injuries are children. Dogs can be triggered by unexpected actions such as being approached behind, pulling parts of his/her body, touching their food bowl, and more. There are precautions both children and adults can take if threatened by a dog.
-Speak calm & firm
-Avoid eye contact
-Don’t turn and run away
-If knocked to the ground, curl in a ball covering your face
-Aim to kick the dog in the rib cage or hit the nose to stun the dog to hopefully change the dog’s mind or to have enough time to find help
Dogs are great animals, but if not raised properly or treated poorly, they can become naturally aggressive. No matter the dog breed, a dog can attack at any moment for any reason. It is important to ask the dog owner’s permission before approaching their dog.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at NVNO in Albany, NY can guide you through the complex process involved in seeking compensation for your personal injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. If you have sustained a personal injury because of an animal attack, contact us today to see how we can help you.