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Dog Bite Attorney NYC

Dog attacks are scary. The trauma of a dog bite incident includes serious physical injuries and deeply emotional distress. Above and beyond all of this, you may have missed work or incurred substantial medical bills due to your injury. You have a right to recover these losses. Contact experienced New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice. He understands the particular laws in these types of cases and knows what it takes to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.

What Do I Do If a Dog Has Bit Me in New York?

Dog bites can not only lead to a great deal of physical pain, but they can also be overwhelmingly emotional and anxiety-inducing. Despite all of this, it is important to try and protect yourself as best as possible at this time. This means first identifying the owner of the dog that bit you. This will not only affect your medical treatment plan for the bite, but it will also affect any claim for compensation you wish as a part of a dog bite lawsuit.

If you were bitten by an otherwise healthy dog and you have identified the owner, the owner can monitor the pet for any signs of rabies. If the dog is a stray, animal control officers will most likely take it into custody for observation. Rabies treatments involve a series of painful and costly vaccinations and so you do not want to go through them unless there is the strong possibility that the dog was rabid.

Also, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. The earlier you get treatment by a medical professional, the less your chance of having wound infections and other complications occur. Treatment for dog bits may involve:

    Removal of unhealthy skin tissue (wound debridement)
    Stitches
    Muscle and tendon therapy
    Skin grafts
    Incision and drainage

Also, make sure you report the incident to the appropriate authorities. This may be local animal control or a police department. Dog bites that occur in New York City should be reported to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. An official incident report will be generated as a result of this. Documenting the event and the resulting injuries are very important to support your personal injury claim. Taking pictures of your wounds and any property damage as well as any bills resulting from the incident will also be important in documenting your claim. Witness contact information can also be invaluable to support your recollection of the dog bite.

Attorney Fighting for Dog Bite Victims in NYC

You will not soon forget an attack by a dog. The experience is traumatic and the injuries painful. Make sure you get the treatment you need. Ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses by contacting New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice. Attorney LoGiudice has a thorough understanding of the state and local laws that can affect the outcome of dog bite cases. Contact Michael LoGiudice, LLP today.

The law office of Michael LoGiudice serves clients across New York including NYC, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties.

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