Dog bites can cause very serious injuries, scarring, and disfigurement. If you or your child have been bitten by a dog, and the dog's owner failed to contain the dog, you may be entitled to significant compensation if the dog has shown vicious propensity in the past.
The Law Firm of Gary N. Weintraub, LLP can explain your legal options and help you seek compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Contact a Huntington personal injury lawyer today.
Dog Bite Laws in New York
If a dog has shown some vicious propensity in the past, the owner can be held liable for damages if the dog harms you. Examples of vicious propensity may include:
- If the dog has previously bitten someone
- If the dog excessively growls, barks, or shows its teeth
- If the dog jumps against a fence in an attack mode
If an individual aggravates a dog that has shown no vicious propensity in the past and a dog bite occurs, that individual will likely not have legal recourse.
At The Law Firm of Gary N. Weintraub, LLP, we can help you understand your options for seeking compensation if you have been bitten by a dog. We are thoroughly familiar with dog bite laws in New York and how they affect an individual's ability to sue for damages. We can help you seek compensation for medical bills, reconstructive surgery if disfigurement has occurred, lost wages, and other damages.
Contact a Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney
If you were attacked by a dog, learn about your legal options from an experienced and aggressive dog bite attorney. Contact our Long Island, New York, law firm today to schedule an initial consultation.