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Can I Take Legal Action After a Dog Bite Injury in New York?

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Dog bite injuries can cause severe injury. Fortunately, the state of New York protects victims of dog bites. If you were hurt, reach out to our firm today and retain the services of a skilled New York personal injury attorney to begin your claim.

What are my options after a dog bite injury in New York?

If you were injured as a result of a dog bite, you will need to take several steps. The first thing you will want to do is alert the authorities. By calling the police, law enforcement will be able to send out an ambulance that can take you to the hospital to seek the proper medical treatment. You should also be sure to take photos of your injuries and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information so they can verify your claim at a later date. Additionally, it is critical to exchange information with the dog owner information so you know who you are filing your claim against. Finally, you should hire the services of an experienced and dedicated New York personal injury attorney that can aggressively represent you and fight for your rights. Our legal team will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are New York’s laws for dog bite injuries?

It is important to note that the state of New York usually always holds dog owners accountable for dog bite injuries. If you were bitten by a dog, you will have to show that your injuries were a direct result of a dog owner’s negligence. As long as you are able to prove this, you will likely be entitled to financial compensation. If you were attacked by a dog that was not on a leash and not on the owner’s property, you will more likely than not be able to sue that dog’s owner for negligence. However, it is critical to recognize that if the dog owner can prove that you provoked the attack, either by trespassing, teasing the dog, or a different reason, you may be unable to pursue legal action.

Furthermore, like all other personal injury claims, you must file a claim within New York’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. You do not want to wait more than three years to take legal action, because if you do, you will lose the opportunity to file your claim entirely. If you have been bitten by a dog, reach out to our skilled New York personal injury attorneys today.

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