Staten Island Dog Bite Lawyers

Helping Victims of a Dog Attack

Personal Injury

It is natural to reach out to pet a dog, particularly for children. But sometimes petting a cute four-legged pet can result in a nasty bite with painful consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered a New York dog bite injury, the dog owner may be held liable and you may be entitled to compensation.

pitbullAt the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, our Staten Island dog bite lawyers know and understand New York dog bite laws and are prepared to fight for your rights. We have the experience and knowledge to get you the full compensation that you deserve. Our law firm recovered $750,000 for a girl who was bitten by a dog, which was the largest amount recovered in New York State in 2010.

New York Dog Bite Law

New York is a “one bite state,” meaning that if there is evidence that a dog has been dangerous before or has previously attacked or bitten, the dog owner is liable for any damages incurred by the victim. In other words, if a vicious dog has attacked you, you may be entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to benefits if the dog has a vicious propensity. This means that the dog is known to have a tendency to be dangerous.

Examples of dangerous propensity include:

  • The dog has a tendency to snap at others
  • The owner often tells people his dog is an attack dog
  • The dog owner cautions others that his dog bites
  • The dog wears a muzzle

Injured by a Dog? We Can Help.

We can even come to you.  No attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you.

If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog, the experienced Staten Island dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We are very familiar with New York’s dog bite laws and how to successfully represent and advise you. 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 dog bite 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