Brooklyn Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Representing Dog Bite Injury Victims in Brooklyn
The statistics for dog bite injuries in the US are staggering. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year over 4½ million people are bitten by dogs. That’s nearly one American in 70. About one victim in 5 (well over 800,000 – and half of them children) will need medical attention, and every year over 25,000 dog bite victims will need some kind of reconstructive surgery. Tragically, at least 30 people in the US die each year because of dog bites.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, you know not only how traumatic the experience is but also how costly the medical expenses can be to your family. It’s important that you take every possible step to make yourself whole again after the distress of a serious dog bite. A Brooklyn law firm with dog bite injury experience can help you with this endeavor.
When the misfortune of a serious dog bite injury occurs, you may be entitled to compensation from the animal’s owner to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. In New York State, a dog owner can be held liable for damage caused by a dog to a person or to a service dog or other animal, especially if the attacking dog’s owner knew or had reason to know that their animal had dangerous tendencies. Working with a law firm that has experience of dog bite injury law can make your efforts to recover damages from the owner of a vicious dog a much simpler process.
There are many factors involved in winning a dog bite injury claim. A few of the most important are listed here:
– Did the dog have a history of viciousness?
– Should the owner have known the dog was vicious?
– Did the attack occur in public, or on private property that was legally accessed?
– Was a landlord aware of a tenant’s dog’s viciousness?
– Is the owner of the dog automatically negligent because other state laws were violated?
– Did the dog not bite the victim, but caused other injuries (from a fall, for example)?
Select a Brooklyn Attorney With Dog Bite Injury Experience
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious dog bite or related injury, then you need to work with a legal team that understands the issues and can advocate for your rights. Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo is ready to discuss your case today.