Dog Bite Injuries
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured by Vicious Dogs in Buffalo, New York.
Dogs can make excellent companions and millions of Americans have dogs as pets. Unfortunately, man’s best friend, if provoked, can become incredibly dangerous. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 of them receive medical attention for dog bites. Children are the most common victims of dog bites, according to the American Animal Hospital Association.
You may be surprised to learn that most dog bites involve domestic, even familiar dogs, rather than stray dogs. In some circumstances, domestic dogs can quickly become dangerous and even deadly aggressors. In 2018, 36 dog bite victims suffered fatal injuries resulting from dog attacks. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, long-term health problems and severe emotional trauma, especially among young children.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a dog bite or dog attack, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team are determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those injured by dogs in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. If a dog bites you, the owner may be responsible for compensating you for lost earnings, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., who is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, has battled to obtain over $150 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York dog attack attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. Every day we strive to exceed our clients' expectations and to deliver excellent outcomes. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to find out how we can help you!
Many people mistakenly assume that dog bites or dog attacks will only result in flesh wounds. Dog bites, however, are often much more serious than that. In 2018 alone, more than 27,000 dog bite victims had to undergo reconstructive surgery. In the most severe cases, particularly those involving young children, dog attacks can even be fatal. Dog bite injuries can include:
- Acute pain;
- Bacterial infections;
- Damage to soft tissue and nerves;
- Deep abrasions and cuts;
- Fractured and broken bones;
- Impairment or loss of hearing and/or vision;
- Permanent disfigurement;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder;
- Severe scarring; and
- Viral infections, like rabies, that can lead to fatalities.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury after being attacked by a dog, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York dog bite and attack injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form.
One of your first concerns if you are ever bitten or attacked by a dog, should be the risk of contracting a serious, and sometimes fatal, bacterial or viral infection. Which is why, if you or a loved one are ever bitten by a dog, it is important to:
- Wash all open wounds and surrounding areas;
- Apply antibacterial cream and wrap your wounds with a sterile bandage;
- Apply pressure to the wound to try and minimize the bleeding;
- Seek emergency medical treatment;
- Take photographs of your injuries and write down the details of the attack;
- Call the police to report the dog; and
- Consult with a skilled and experienced dog bite attorney like Jed Dietrich, Esq.
Every dog bite and dog attack has its own unique set of circumstances. It is because of this, that you need an experienced lawyer who will make sure that the owner of the dog is held accountable for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Buffalo, New York serious injury attorney who has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and has the experience and proven results to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation with our team of dog bite lawyers in Buffalo, New York.
While it may not always be possible to predict or prevent a dog bite, there are a number of ways to significantly lower the chances of being bitten by a dog. Below are some valuable tips to follow:
|Allow dogs to warm up to you by letting them smell your hand;||Disturb or disrupt dogs when they are eating or sleeping;|
|Be cautious, even if you are an invitee, as dogs can be very territorial;||Attempt to run away from a dog, unless it is absolutely necessary;|
|Be extra cautious if there are puppies around, as dogs can be very protective;||Provoke seemingly aggressive dogs. If you walk by a yard with a seemingly aggressive dog, you should consider crossing the street (if it is safe to do so), rather than walk alongside the fence;|
|Call Animal Control if you encounter any stray dogs;||Approach any unfamiliar dogs;|
|Carry pepper spray, as this can be an effective defense if you are ever attacked by a dog;||Leave young children unattended with any dogs, even familiar ones; and|
|Educate your children, so that they know what they should and should not do when they encounter dogs;||Trespass on private property, for any reason, even cutting across someone’s front lawn rather than making use of the sidewalk.|
|Remain calm and relaxed, even around dogs that are acting aggressively; and|
|Stay alert while walking, running or biking outdoors.|
If you were attacked and injured by an aggressive dog, call a highly experienced and hardworking dog bite lawyer in Buffalo, New York for the help that you need! The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939. Call us today!
Did you suffer a dog bite injury or dog attack injury in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester or other parts of New York State? If so, call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated and highly experienced team of dog bite injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York at 716-839-3939 NOW to obtain the help that you need!
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