New York Dog Bite Attorney
Were You Attacked By a Dog? You Have Rights.
Every year, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. This accounts
for roughly 2% of the population in the United States. Unfortunately,
most of these dog bites never get reported, making it that much more difficult
to document how big the problem actually is. To make matters worse, most
of the victims in these cases are children. Kids between the ages of five
and nine suffer a majority of the serious injuries reported each year
from dog bites and attacks.
If you or your child was bitten by someone else’s dog, you have rights.
Contact the team at Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP to
discuss your options with a personal injury lawyer.
Understanding New York’s Dog Bite Laws
In New York, dog owners are strictly liable for medical costs if their
pet is considered to be a “dangerous dog.” Under the law,
a dangerous dog is defined as any dog that attacks, injures or kills another
person, companion animal, farm animal or domestic animal, or one that
behaves in a manner that poses a serious and unjustified imminent danger
to another person or animal.
If the victim wishes to recover damages not related to medical costs, they
will have to prove that the dog had dangerous tendencies, and that the
owner knew about these tendencies. It is also important to note that victims
of dog bites will only have three years to file a claim against the responsible
party. For this reason, timely action will be crucial in your dog bite case.
Contact Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP Today
After an attack, the first thing you should do is contact a dog bite lawyer
in New York. Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP has successfully handled dog bites
cases from investigation to trial. It is important to show that the owner
knew, or should have known, that their dog was dangerous. Using our team
of investigators, we will interview neighbors or other victims to prove
to the defendants and a jury that the defendants failed to take steps
to stop the attack. We can handle cases throughout the five boroughs and
other areas in Suffolk County and Nassau County.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous dog, you should
contact us immediately so that we can begin our investigation and get you the results you deserve.