Dog Bite Injury Claims In New York
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, it’s essential to understand your legal rights and the steps you can take to recover compensation. In this Q&A, we address some of the most common questions regarding dog bite laws and injuries in New York.
In this article, you can discover:
- The most common scenarios that lead to dog bite injuries and the types of serious injuries that victims can sustain.
- The importance of proving a dog’s vicious propensities to establish liability in a dog bite case and recover compensation.
- The steps you should take if you or a loved one is bitten by a dog and injured, and how future medical treatments can be considered in a settlement amount.
Does Your Firm Handle Dog Injury Claims?
Yes, we have represented several clients who have suffered from dog bite injuries and have successfully recovered compensation on their behalf.
What Are The General Dog Bite Laws In New York?
To establish liability in a dog bite case, one must prove that the dog had vicious propensities. This can be done by demonstrating that the dog has bitten someone before. There are various ways to prove this, such as accessing data databases with the City of New York, vet records, injury records, speaking to neighbors of the dog owner, speaking to people in dog runs that might be frequented by the dog, and deposing the owner of the dog.
What Are The Most Common Scenarios That Lead To Dog Bite Injuries?
Dog bites can happen in various scenarios, including attacks on strangers or bites on owners and acquaintances.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Serious Injuries Victims Of Dog Bites Sustain?
Dog bites can result in severe injuries, including facial disfigurement, broken bones, and scarring.
What Steps Should I Take If I Am Bitten By A Dog And Injured?
If you are bitten by a dog, you should try to find out as much information about the dog as possible. This includes the owner’s name, where the owner lives, and if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. You should take pictures of the dog and your injuries and try to identify witnesses.
Is The Settlement Amount The Insurance Company May Offer Determined By The Severity Of The Injuries Received From The Dog Bites?
Yes, the severity of the injuries is a significant factor that determines the settlement amount. However, you must also show the dog’s vicious propensities. Even if you are seriously hurt, if you cannot prove the dog’s vicious propensities, your case may be dismissed.
Will Any Possible Future Medical Treatments Be Considered In A Settlement Amount?
To be considered in a settlement amount, future medical treatments must be shown with certainty. The possibility of future treatments is not enough. It’s essential to work with an experienced dog bite attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and build a strong case to recover compensation for your injuries.