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Dog Bite Lawyer

Dogs. They’ve been domesticated for thousands of years and are a common companion animal for many people the world over. Since their domestication, dogs have kept as domestic animals in virtually every known human society that’s been studied. Indeed, dogs have become so integral into human cultures that there have even been extensive DNA studies done to determine when and under what circumstances dogs were first domesticated by man.

And of course the dog has a great reputation in human society. We’ve all heard about dogs as “man’s best friend”, and, when they’re not sleeping in our homes and playing fetch with our children, dogs can be fund tending to our livestock, protecting our property, flushing game for hunters, and helping farmers rid their barns and fields of rodents and other. But what happens when this human love affair with the dog goes bad? What happens when man’s best friend decides to attack? Well if it happened to you, you may want to consult with a dog bite lawyer to see if you can claim damages to help with your medical bills.

It has been estimated that there are 80 million pet dogs in the U.S.A. That equals out to about 35% of American households having dogs in them. With so many dogs in American society, you’ll come into contact with them from time to time even if you don’t have one yourself. So literally anyone who doesn’t take extreme measures to sequester themselves away from the presence of dogs could be at risk for a dog bite. With dogs so widespread, your only real protection is the good nature of most canine pets and the restraints put on others b their human masters.

One report says that over 300,000 victims of dog bites are seen in American emergency rooms each year, and those are just the victims that seek emergency room attention. The number of victims seeking medical treatment of all kinds is close to a million per year, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that as many as 4 million dog bites occur every year

And if that happens to you, what can you do?

The statistics say that most people bitten by a dog are bitten by their own dog. In that case, seek medical attention if necessary and take whatever measures you think are necessary to correct the dog’s behavior. But if you’ve been bitten by someone else’s dog, you may have options for seeking financial damages through civil litigation. And if you do seek damages, a knowledgeable dog bite lawyer can advise you on how to proceed.

Some of the factors that can have an impact on your case will include were you were when the dog bit occurred and how you got there. For example, if you are a guest of the property owner and their dog bites you unprovoked while in their yard, their insurance provider will be much more likely to settle for damages than if you got bit after jumping a fence and bypassing a sign that read “Beware of Dog”.  

If you think you have a case, a dog bite lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, so you can get past the dog bite and get on with your life.  

If you or a loved one is in need of a professional dog bite lawyer, Long Island Law is there for you.



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