While a dog bite or animal attack may not come to mind immediately as a cause for a serious personal injury, depending on circumstances these kinds of encounters can produce serious wounds that require intensive medical care and extended rehabilitation.
New York is a “one bite” state, meaning “that the owner of a domestic animal who either knows or should have known of that animal’s vicious propensities will be held liable for the harm the animal causes as a result of those propensities. Vicious propensities include the propensity to do any act that might endanger the safety of the persons and property of others in a given situation.”
If you or a loved one has been bitten, by a dog or animal, it is important to understand your rights, whether there was demonstrated negligence and to what, if any compensation you may be entitled.
New York City And Queens Animal Attack Attorneys
In more than 20 years of New York’s most complex personal injury cases, we have helped clients arrive at successful and fair compensation in many cases involving animal attacks, knockdowns and bites. We at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, have a serious understanding of the suffering and injury extent present in these cases and are able to quickly understand all variables involved, including:
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Bacterial infections
- Broken bones
We are also aware that children are bitten by dogs more frequently than adults are as a result of curiosity, stature, and lack of knowledge about dog behavior. When a child is bitten, the possibility of psychological damage is also present. We are prepared to work with these issues as well.
If you have questions about these types of injuries, we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NYC dog bite lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.