Millions of Americans are exposed to dogs on a daily basis. Whether you own a dog, pet sit, babysit for a family with a dog, or simply take walks around your neighborhood, you are more than likely to have been in close proximity to a dog. Dogs are often praised as a “man’s best friend” due to their companionship and loyalty, however, people rarely consider the lingering dangers these animals can pose.
Pit bulls, Huskies and Rottweilers are among the several breeds of dogs that are susceptible to human attacks due to their aggressive nature. People tend to turn a blind eye on dog attacks, but the reality is that millions of Americans are sent to the emergency room each year to be treated for dog bite injuries. These injuries could land you in the hospital for elongated periods of time, resulting in permanent scars and hindering your ability to perform daily tasks.
Dog bite injuries are a severe public health issue that requires immediate medical care and attention.
The effects of a dog bite injury can be life changing- you could lose permanent functionality of your hand, develop an infection or become incapable of working. This doesn’t even include the excessive medical bills and continual trips to the doctor’s office that could be the result of a dog bite injury.
We may think all dogs are just as friendly as our own, but we must remember all dogs are not the same. To view our informative infographic on dog bites in the US, click here.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, you need the experienced dog bite attorneys of Fellows Hymowitz Rice to help you receive the financial assistance you deserve. We’ve successfully attained settlements for our clients throughout our service area including: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County and the surrounding area.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of people who are injured by dogs. If you are injured as the result of the negligence of a driver, you can be confident that Fellows Hymowitz Rice will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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