Rochester, New York, Cyclists Injured By Dogs

Veteran Rochester, New York Cyclists Injured By Dogs Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Thorough, Zealous, and Tenacious Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Negotiate Cases to Obtain Astounding Outcomes for Bicyclists Who were Brutally Battered by Aggressive Dogs in Rochester, New York.

New York Cyclists Injured By DogsBoth canines and bicycles have become more and more common throughout Rochester, New York, and Monroe Country. Consequently, dog-cyclist interactions leading to bicyclists’ injuries have increased at an alarming rate. Even the friendliest dogs can pose a significant danger to riders in certain situations. With nearly 90 million dogs living in households throughout the country, there are roughly 4.7 million dog bites every year. A whopping 800,000 of these bites required medical attention. Unfortunately, dog bites can cause extremely gruesome injuries, resulting in severe physical and emotional trauma. One-fourth of all deadly dog attacks are caused by chained canines. While cyclists may be able to get away from vicious dogs faster than pedestrians, unrestrained dogs can still cause a lot of damage in the process. Just imagine what could go wrong while pedaling as fast as you possibly can to escape the jaws of a Pitbull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, or Doberman. A terrified and frantic bicyclist may easily lose his or her balance and fall off their bicycle, crash into something, or even get hit by a car.

Cyclists who get attacked by dogs may need surgery and lengthy physical rehabilitation to recover. Many of these victims suffer from permanent scarring, impairments, and severe disfigurements. It is easy to see how encountering a canine can quickly turn into any cyclist’s worst nightmare. If you, or a family member, have been injured by a dog while biking, consult with a highly experienced personal injury attorney. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys are well-equipped to leverage our decades of practice to litigate the strongest possible claim. With our representation, you may be able to recover money for all of your economic and non-economic damages, such as hospital bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, permanent scarring, disfigurement, psychotherapy, property damage, and much more.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has actively devoted the last 23 years of his life to fighting for the rights of accident victims. Throughout this time, Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, has prosecuted thousands of lawsuits, including numerous dog injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has passionately battled to command over $175 million in judgments and settlements for victims in Rochester, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. The significance of hiring a highly qualified and accomplished attorney to litigate your claim cannot be overstated. Even the smallest mistake could drastically lower potential settlement offers and compensation. Our veteran team would appreciate the opportunity to evaluate your case in further detail. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top‐rated lawyers provide free and private consultations. Our best-of-the-best team is available around the clock by dialing (585) 939-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form

Most Common Injuries in Cyclist Dog Attacks

Depending on the circumstances surrounding an attack, a cyclist can suffer a wide variety of injuries. The majority of dog bite injuries endured by bicyclists are to the legs and ankles. However, when a rider falls off his or her bike, their wounds are often much more extensive. Additionally, when a dog chases a bicyclist, its paws might get caught in the spokes of the wheel and toss the rider off the bike. Some of the most devastating dog-related injuries to cyclists include:

  1. Deep cuts and abrasions;
  2. Facial injuries;
  3. Amputation of limbs;
  4. Road rash from rubbing against the surface of the road;
  5. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from slamming onto the pavement;
  6. Neck and spine injuries caused by the dog knocking the cyclist off his bike;
  7. Fractured or broken bones due to colliding into stationary objects;
  8. Damage to soft tissue and nerves;
  9. Bacterial infections, like staphylococcus or capnocytophaga;
  10. Viral infections, such as rabies, tetanus, and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA);
  11. Permanent scarring and disfigurement; and
  12. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), about 1,000 victims are hospitalized due to dog bites each day. You should never assume that your wounds are too trivial to seek treatment. Getting thoroughly examined by a doctor is vital for protecting your health, revealing possible infections, and recording your injuries.



How The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Protect Your Legal Rights

New York Cyclists Injured By DogsUnder New York State law, the owner of a dangerous dog can be held strictly liable for an injured cyclist’s hospital bills and other medical expenses. To obtain other damages, it is important to show that the dog displayed a tendency for violent behavior, and the owner knew but neglected to take the appropriate preventive measures to control the dog. Dogs that have attacked and injured other animals or people are typically considered dangerous. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s expert attorneys are highly practiced and know all the ins and outs of dog bite cases. Our seasoned litigators will utilize the same tactics that have produced the best possible results time after time. When you hire our elite attorneys, you can expect us to:

  1. Handle all aspects of your lawsuit, such as communication with the defendant’s attorneys and homeowners’ insurance company;
  2. Shield you from hostile insurance adjusters who will make every effort to coerce you into accepting a lowball settlement;
  3. Methodically investigate the circumstances surrounding your dog injury claim;
  4. Track down the dog and its owner (remember that the dog’s owner must be properly identified to file a lawsuit);
  5. Call the police and file a police report. If the canine has attacked others, the owner may be held criminally responsible;
  6. Contact Animal Service Officers (ASOs) to help determine whether the dog has been properly vaccinated;
  7. Interview neighbors to find out about the dog’s temperament;
  8. Work together with your doctor and our world-class medical experts to establish the full scope of your injuries;
  9. Access all of your damages to maximize the value of your case; and
  10. Forcefully litigate your lawsuit until all possible remedies for compensation are entirely exhausted.

You should never be forced to suffer the consequences of a dog bite without legal representation. Insurance companies and negligent defendants have paid our top rated team at least $1,000,000.00 or more on 44 separate occasions. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., a verified member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, at (585) 939-3939 to get your free consultation and the much-needed legal advice you deserve. We take clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our veteran team will never charge any up-front costs or out-of-pocket fees for our superior legal counsel. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is honored to represent clients throughout Rochester, New York, Monroe County, and all surrounding areas.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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