Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. • Attorneys at Law

Dog Bite Accidents

Long Island is home to many dog owners. On any given day, it is typical to encounter these proud owners and their dogs, whether it be during a walk around the neighborhood, at the local park, or while visiting someone at their home. While most owners consider themselves careful and responsible, some may not be able to protect others if their pet possesses vicious propensities.

Suffering injuries from a dog bite can be extremely traumatizing. These injuries can require medical treatment, including surgery, skin grafts, stitches, and physical or psychological therapies.

Common injuries that can result from a dog bite attack include:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Puncture wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Rabies
  • Head injuries
  • Infections
  • Emotional trauma

Following a dog bite attack, you should immediately seek medical assistance. Some additional measures one can take following an attack is to obtain identifying information about the dog and its owner. Recording the names, addresses and contact information of the people and animal involved in the attack will allow your personal injury attorneys to investigate the dog’s history and determine whether this dog had previously attacked others.

You should also contact the local authorities in order to file a dog bite report. Additionally, taking photographs of your injuries, both immediately after the incident and over time as you receive medical treatment, will help your personal injury attorneys to prove the extent and severity of the injuries that you have sustained. Your very next step should be to contact an attorney experienced in handling Long Island dog bite cases to ensure that you are given the best chance possible to be successful in the prosecution of your case.

he attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. have the knowledge and resources to handle all aspects of your case. The experienced dog bite attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. understand the laws relevant to dog bite incidents, know what steps to take to uncover and obtain all relevant evidence to support your claim, and recognize how to properly evaluate and prove the extent of your injuries so that you are adequately compensated by the liable parties.

The large insurance companies involved in defending the liable dog owners will do everything in their power to deny and minimize your claim. Our dedicated team of dog bite lawyers will work diligently to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack in order to build your case and prove that the dog owner or other involved party is liable for your injuries. We will take on the big insurance companies and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. offers free, no obligation consultations to evaluate your dog bite case. Our personal injury attorneys will not make you wait to consult with us about your options in the event the severity of your injuries has caused you to become confined to your bed, home or hospital. The attorneys at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. will make home and hospital visits to anyone that is not able to travel.

Call Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. now to set up your free consultation and case evaluation.