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Manhattan Dog Bite Attorneys

What Makes a Dog Bite?

Many people assume an aggressive dog is one that bites but a dog bite is usually preceded by early warning signals that went unrecognized or were punished so as to extinguish the dogs ability to warn with a growl or bark rather than biting.

It’s well-known that dogs are extremely sociable animals but, at times, they can be very territorial. This territorial behavior can sometimes be positive and appreciated by pet owners but it can also be detrimental to any human-canine relationship. Dogs can often be possessive over certain objects such as food and toys. They can also violently guard territory and even other people. This aggression can not only be stressful but also dangerous to those who may encounter an animal.

The Manhattan dog bite attorneys at Cellino & Barnes know territorial behaviors are no excuse for a dog attack. Our Manhattan lawyers understand how painful one of these bites can be and it can sometimes lead to long-term psychological and emotional changes. In New York State, there are laws designed to protect you from vicious animals and negligent pet owners. The attorneys at Cellino & Barnes know the laws that can help get you maximum compensation for your injuries.

If you or your family member has been hurt by a dog, we’d like to hear your story.

Call us at 800-888-8888 or Contact Us now for a free consultation.

How Much Does It Cost To Treat a Dog Bite?

Dog attacks are extremely dangerous and can sometimes be deadly. Dogs can cause deep lacerations, usually to the hands or face and these injuries may require reconstructive surgery or leave permanent scars.

The Insurance Information Institute reports dog bite injuries can cost families an average of $32,000 in hospital bills. The true cost could be even more considering most victims of dog attacks may suffer psychological trauma and could require counseling and medication.

At Cellino & Barnes, our Manhattan dog bite attorneys understand how an animal attack can change a life. That’s why our attorneys work hard to get the compensation you deserve.

Why Did the Dog Bite Me?

Around a half-million people are treated in hospitals for dog bite injuries every year. One of the most common questions these victims ask is ‘why did that dog bite me?’

Studies have consistently shown children are also at a higher risk of getting attacked by a dog. Researchers believe that’s because children are often smaller, less intimidating and sometimes lack experience around animals. Children may not identify the warning signs before a dog bite and this can expose them to a vicious attack.

While these behaviors can sometimes be prevented, the Manhattan dog bite attorneys at Cellino & Barnes represent victims who could not escape a dog attack. Our Manhattan lawyers believe there is no justification for allowing a dog to bite and we’ve helped our clients recover substantial settlements and verdicts after an attack.

Allow our Manhattan dog bite attorneys to go to work for you. The call and consultation are free. Dial 800-888-8888 or Contact Us now.

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

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