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.

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