Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite injury can have serious, long-lasting and even permanent consequences. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, it is imperative that you speak with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about NY Dog Bite Laws. Methods of proving an owners knowledge of a dogs propensity to aggressive behavior can determine the validity of your entire case. The most common injuries in a dog bite case are a crushing injury, stitches, and permanent scarring sometimes even requiring reconstructive surgery. Medical bills to treat these injuries soar into the thousands, and the pain, suffering, and anguish of a disfigurement can be life altering.
How We Can Help You
In NY, lawyers often refer to the “One Free Bite Rule” in dog bite cases. This implies that the only possible way an owner would know their animal to have vicious propensities is the animal attacking on a prior occasion. This is not always the case. There are other methods that can demonstrate the owner knew, or should have known their animal could attack. We work hard to go beyond the standard animal control report and investigate:
The owner used warning signs regarding the animal on their property;
The animal is generally and usually contained in such a way to suggest they may believe the animal to be aggressive;
The dog is of a particular breed known to be especially aggressive;
The owner has failed to obtain proper licensure and immunizations for the animal;
The owner is in violation of local ordinances regarding leashing their animal or;
The owner generally contains or restrains the animal away from visitors or guests.
Most personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis- so there are no fees to you unless you recover monies. Certain statute of limitations apply to automobile accidents, so don’t wait to get good advice. Call us. 315-701-2939.