Kingston Dog Bite Attorney
Attacked by a Dog? Call Us 24/7!
According to the Center for Disease Control, 4.5 million Americans are
bitten by dogs every year, with 885,000 victims requiring medical treatment
for dog bite injuries. More than 31,000 dog bite victims required surgery
in 2006. Not surprisingly, children between five and nine years old are
most at risk.
If you've been bitten by a dog, set up a
free consultation with a Kingston dog attack lawyer.
We will be glad to meet with you to discuss your dog bite claim, review
the severity of the injury, and outline your legal options. You pay us
no attorney fees until we win compensation for you.
New York Dog Bite Law
New York State is a one-bite rule state. That means the first time a dog
bites a passerby or small child, the dog's owner may not be liable
for damages, unless we can prove several things.
To hold a dog owner liable, you must be able to prove:
- The owner failed to have the dog under control or on a leash
- The owner knew that the dog was dangerous
- The owner mistreats the dog
As with other types of
premises liability claims, our lawyers vigorously investigate dog bite claims, including the dog's
history and any previous trouble with the dog and the owner. The dog may
be one of many aggressive breeds, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German
Shepherds or Malamutes, who are known for being territorial, and thus
more prone to bite.
We can obtain copies of the police report and medical treatment records,
and talk to witnesses to gain a clear picture of what happened and who
is responsible. We have extensive experience in personal law, we know
what it takes to hold the dog's owner accountable for your injuries,
including medical expenses and lost work time. Many children bitten by
a dog experience childhood trauma, requiring lengthy mental health therapy
to overcome their fears. We work closely with you from start to finish
to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation.
Seeking Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injury
Whether it was a neighbor's dog, a friend's or a stranger's
dog, do not hesitate to seek compensation. If you are reluctant to file a
personal injury claim because the dog owner your friend, do not worry. Your compensation will
come from their insurance company, which means that they will not personally
incur the financial responsibility. We have offices in
Poughkeepsie, New York City, and Ellenville - or we can come by your home or the hospital
to meet you.
Call our Kingston injury lawyers to discuss your dog bite claim: (845) 340-HURT (4878).