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Dog bites are highly susceptible to infection. If you've been bitten by a dog, get immediate medical attention to determine whether or not you may have been exposed to tetanus as a result. Then, contact a Long Island personal injury attorney at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. for the legal representation you need.

Why Hire Our Long Island Injury Lawyers?

  • Millions of dollars recovered in compensation for clients
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  • Over 40 years' legal experience to the table

The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. has decades of experience spanning multiple generations. Our legal team is more than qualified to obtain maximum results for your dog bite claim.

I've been attacked by someone else's dangerous pet. What now?

The first and most important step is to get medical attention and call law enforcement so that the animal in question is unable to harm anyone else. Getting the name of the owner of the animal is vital too. Then we can carefully review your case and advise you on what to expect when seeking maximum compensation for your injuries and other damages.


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Understanding the Dog Bite Law in New York State

The dog owner is liable for medical bills and veterinary costs only, unless it can be proven that the owner of the dog was aware that the animal had a history of biting, or other vicious propensities. If so, he or she can be held liable for pain and suffering as well.

Examples of vicious propensity could include the following:

  • The dog is known to have bitten someone in the past
  • The dog growls, bares its teeth, snarls, snaps or barks excessively
  • The dog goes into an aggressive "attack stance"
  • The dog is often muzzled by its owner
  • The owner's property had a "beware of dog" warning posted

Any person hurt by a dog that seeks compensation above the costs of medical bills must prove that the dog had "vicious propensities" and was unprovoked before the attack.

Find Out How an Injury Attorney in Long Island Can Help

You deserve maximum compensation! We can help you establish liability on the part of the owner and fight for a fair payout so that you do not suffer financial stress due to someone else's negligence. For more information about protecting your rights, filing an insurance claim, and obtaining the compensation you need, contact a Long Island dog bite lawyer at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.

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