According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 4.5 million dog bites in the U.S. each year. Proportionately, that would translate to well over 100,000 in New York City annually.
If you or someone you love are the unfortunate victim of a dog bite, you should seek a consultation with a New York personal injury attorney right away. In New York, the liability of the dog owner to the victim may vary depending on a number of factors.
In general, the courts in New York will focus on whether there is evidence that the owner was aware, or should have been aware, that the dog demonstrated vicious tendencies before it bit you.
Since the law in New York is not clear, every dog bite incident is unique and deserves a thorough review by a New York personal injury attorney. If you delay seeking legal advice, your ability to obtain fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering may be partly or totally eliminated. Protect yourself, and your loved ones, first and foremost by seeking medical attention for any dog bite. Then, if you are victimized by a dog bite, call the Personal Injury Attorneys at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP at your earliest opportunity.