Dogs are usually loving, sweet companions. Many people have great experiences with dogs of all breeds. But sometimes, dogs, for many reasons, lash out and bite. These bites can be very serious and lead to multiple problems, including rabies and infections. Not to mention the trauma from a terrible bite that might have been prevented. In the city of New York, personal injuries involving dogs happen, and people need to always have a plan. Go to the hospital or call 911. Then, call us.
Each and every day, about 1,000 citizens in the United States require emergency care treatment after a dog bite injury. Sometimes, it isn’t even the animal’s fault, but the brutal owner of the dog. These are unfortunate situations where the person is at fault and deserves to pay for your injuries. In 2001 alone, about 368,245 persons were treated in United States hospitals for nonfatal dog bite related incidents. That’s just in one year. Things happen on a daily basis. Sometimes, tragedy can strike. In New York City, dog bites can lead to serious personal injuries.
Merritt Clifton, editor of Animals 24-7, collected data to determine the dog breeds most responsible for disfiguring injuries and deaths. The combination consisted of: molosser breeds, including pit bulls, rottweillers, presa canaries, can corsos, mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasieros, sharpies, boxers, and their mixes. That is a lot of different breeds and doesn’t necessarily mean that only these dogs could lash out. Of course, there have been cases where other breeds bit someone. Of the breeds just mentioned, they are involved in 86% of attacks that induce bodily harm. They are also responsible for 89% of attacks on adults and 81% of attacks on children. That’s the major majority and seems like a scary statistic. This isn’t to say all dogs are bed. Many times, it’s the owner and the way they raise the canines that makes them go bad. It isn’t fair to the dog or the person bit in some cases.
In New York, personal injuries from canines occur more often than you might realize. Always stay alert and look around for unleashed or agitated dogs. In 2014, there were 42 dog bite related fatalities. Pit bulls contributed to 64% of these deaths. Many of these could have been prevented with proper leashing, training, and nurturing. Many people shouldn’t have animals, and consequently raise their animals in a hateful way. It’s only a matter of time until one of these animals will lash out.
Canine bites happen very frequently in the United States. They can lead to expensive medical costs and horrible trauma. You need justice in a situation like this. You need a lawyer that will fight for you. Many lawyers don’t have the knowledge and proven record. You need the reassurance of a name backed by 70 years of experience serving the greater New York area. Pulvers, Pulvers, Thompson and Friedman have the proven record to guarantee a successful result for you. We will fight for everything you deserve.