Dog Bites & Animal Attacks in Long Island, NY
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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
- If we don't recover compensation, you don't pay us a penny
- 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.
We serve clients throughout Long Island, Queens, Suffolk, and Nassau. Call for a
free consultation & answers to all of your legal questions!