NEW YORK DOG BITE LAWYER
Each year approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States. Innocent children and adults can be seriously injured or even suffer wrongful death as a result of dog bite attacks. In over half of the reported cases, victims were on or near their own property, and most knew the dog. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite and do not know what to do, do not simply assume that everything will be okay; we urge you to contact a lawyer for dog bite injuries as soon as possible. Dog bites can cause long-term medical damage and emotional trauma, particularly among children.
Dog Bite Liability Laws
In New York, dog owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior and are subject to what is known as “strict liability.” This means that if a dog bites a person or a pet, the owner may be liable for compensating medical or veterinary bills that stem from the incidents, lost earnings and other financial losses, pain and suffering, regardless of their dog’s history for violence or what the owners knew about their dog’s behavior. In cases of gross negligence on the part of the dog owner, you may be able to obtain significant punitive damages as well.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most dangerous dog breeds include:
- German Shepherds
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Doberman Pinschers
- Great Danes
- Saint Bernards
Many small dog owners ignore their dog’s misbehavior because they are small and think they cannot hurt anyone. The truth is, little dogs bite more than big dogs. If you have been injured by a small dog, you have the same rights as a victim of a large dog attack. We can help you get the proper compensation, no matter the size of dog, or the type of injury.
Get a Lawyer Who Stands Up For You When Dogs Cause Injuries
Our attorneys work diligently to pursue compensation for:
- A dog bite injury or fatality occurring on private property.
- Dog bites in public parks or on other public property.
- Attacks resulting from leash law violations or inadequate fencing.
- Injuries caused by escaped dogs.
- Infections and other post-bite complications.