Westchester County Dog Bite Attorney
Dog Bite Attorneys in New York
The vast majority of the dogs we encounter are truly friendly and affectionate. We call them “man’s best friend” for good reason. However, every once in a while there is a dog whose owner has not accepted that his or her pet has vicious tendencies. Or, in some cases, an owner who has trained the dog to be aggressive towards strangers. Dog bite injuries can be quite severe. A dog has the ability to rip flesh, damage tendons and nerves, and leave lasting injuries that can impact a victim for years. Do not allow the neglect of another person to negatively impact your future. If you have been injured by a dog and need strong legal representation, contact Hausman & Pendzick today. Our attorneys will assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and effectively represent your interests in and out of the courtroom.
If you are injured by a dog
If you are seriously injured by a dog, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment. When you seek medical attention, the professionals will tend to your needs, document the injury and other important factors that can help your case, including the place and time of the injury. You should collect information about the owner and the dog. You should find out what kind of dog bit you and if the animal is current on its shots, especially it’s rabies vaccinations. If anyone witnessed the incident while it took place, ask for their contact information to corroborate your story.
New York Dog Bite Laws
In New York State, a dog’s owner is held strictly liable for the medical expenses that result from their dog biting another person. It is important to be aware that the state will only allow medical damages to be recovered in a lawsuit, not damages for claims of general negligence. Another important facet of New York State law is that you need to prove that your injuries are serious. You also need to establish that the dog has violent tendencies and the owner knew about it. Though it may seem simple, establishing violent tendencies takes some investigation. Through interviews with neighbors, searches into previous records of injury claims and other legal means, we can help you form your personal injury case. If we can demonstrate a valid personal injury claim, we will effectively represent your interests to recover damages that will make you whole again.
Contact a Westchester County personal injury attorney
Hausman & Pendzick has been a legal resource for the people of Westchester County for decades. We understand the impact a dog bite can have on your future. It is important to consider your legal options when faced with a dog bite injury. We will work tirelessly to hold the dog owner accountable for your medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering. If you have a valid personal injury case, we are determined to recover damages to help you financially while you heal. If you need a compassionate and effective attorney to represent your interests and guide you through your legal options, contact Hausman & Pendzick for a free consultation today.