New York Dog Bite Lawyer
Dogs are domesticated animals that the majority of us love to have as pets. However, not all dogs are friendly. And although it is normal to want to reach out and pet a dog that we see, it may result in a nasty bite with painful consequences. Under New York law, the dog owner may be held liable and you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, our New York dog bite lawyers have a clear understanding of New York dog bite laws. We will protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. Our law firm recovered $750,000 for a girl who was bitten by a dog. This was the largest amount recovered in New York dog bite case in 2010.
Dog Bite Law in New York
In New York if a dog has vicious tendencies, or if the dog has been dangerous before or has previously attacked or bitten and the dog owner knew about it, then the dog owner will be liable for any damages the victims may suffer.
A dog may be considered to have dangerous tendencies if the owner often tells others that his dog is an attack dog, if the owner is known to often caution others about his dog biting, or the dog is inclined to snap at others, etc.
In short, a New York a dog owner is generally liable for the acts of their dog, even if they were not present at the time of the attack. In some cases, this liability may also extend to anyone who housed or took care of the dog, such as a dog-sitter or dog walker, etc.
Damages for Dog Attacks
If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog and suffered injuries, our New York dog bite lawyers will help you get the full financial compensation that you are entitled to under the law. Damages that you may recover include:
- Immediate and future medical costs
- Emotional distress
- Loss of earnings
- Future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Damages for permanent injuries or scarring
- Damages for disability, etc.
In order to get the financial compensation that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered from a dog bite and to ensure that you do not put your health in further danger, you should seek immediate medical help following an attack.
Legal Help for New York Dog Attack Cases
We can even come to you and there is no attorneys fees unless we recover money for you.
If you or someone you know was involved in a dog attack that resulted in injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced New York dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other toll free phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.
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