Bronx Dog Bite Lawyer
With the dog population in The Bronx on a rise, dog bites and related injuries have become more prevalent than ever. Owners may be held responsible for all the damages their pets inflict on victims.
If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered resulting injuries, you should call a Bronx dog bite lawyer to protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.
What To Do After a Dog Bite
Following a dog bite or attack, you should:
- Cleanse and disinfect the wound thoroughly
- Get medical attention, regardless of whether you think there is an infection
- Notify the local animal control agency regarding the incident
- Take pictures of the bite mark or wound
- Gather information from any witnesses to the attack or the owner of the dog
- Never sign anything provided by the dog owner, insurance company or anyone else until you have consulted with your Bronx personal injury lawyer
New York Laws
New York state laws impose strict liability on pet owners for any injuries that are inflicted by their dogs, provided that the victim can prove that the dog is vicious and that the owner knew or should have known about these vicious tendencies.
Courts have held that “vicious propensities include the propensity to do any act that might endanger the safety of the persons and property in a given situation.” Bard v. Jahnke, 6 NY3d 592 (N.Y. 2006), citation omitted.
New York state laws allow recovery for general negligence if the plaintiff or his Bronx dog bite lawyer can prove that the dog had a vicious or dangerous nature, and that the owner knew or should have known about that.
State laws have also held that all out-of-pocket expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering damages, and even punitive damages may be recoverable in a dog attack on a human case.
We Can Help
Let Us Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our law firm recovered $750,000 for a girl bitten by a dog which was the largest recovery of money for a dog bite in New York state in 2010. Please contact us 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 phone number for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com