New York City Dog Bite Lawyer
4.7 million; that is the average number of Americans bitten by dogs annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 800,000 of these dog bite victims seek medical treatment. Half of them are children. While most victims are treated, some aren’t so lucky. An average of 33 people who have been attacked by dogs die every year as a direct result of their injuries.
Dog bite injuries range from slight to severe injuries that can be fatal. These injuries can result in large medical bills. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in New York, please call the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C.. We’ve been representing dog bite injury clients in New York for years. We’ll fight to ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries.
New York Dog Bite Liability Laws
There are rules in most states and municipalities that outline the responsibilities of dog owners. These govern a variety of issues from registering dogs to safeguarding the public from the dog. In New York, dog owners are subject to what is known as a strict liability dog bite law. This means that the owner of dog can be held liable for the dog’s actions even if the dog has shown no previous propensity for aggressiveness. If the dog bites someone or another person’s pet, the owner of dog will be held liable for medical expenses or veterinarian bills that may arise as a result of the injuries.
There are a few exceptions to the strict liability rule including situations where the victim was trespassing or provoked the dog.
Proving a dog bite claim can be challenging. An experienced personal injury lawyer like Eric Bernstein can help you dig up all the evidence you need to build a strong case and improve your chances of being awarded compensation.
We Can Help
If a dog has bitten you in New York, please call us today. We will aggressively represent you and seek compensation for:
- Injuries that have resulted from escaped dogs
- Injuries from dog bites
- Fatalities resulting from dog attacks
- Infections and other complications resulting from dog attacks.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured by a dog in New York, the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C. can help. Please, call us today at (877) 21 NY LAW or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.