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Dog Bite Lawyer Marc Albert is Fluent in this Very Complex Area of Law

If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Dog Bite cases are a complex area of personal injury law. A victim who has suffered a severe dog bite may require extensive medical assistance. Dog bites can lead to severe infections, deep wounds, and victims may even require plastic surgery leading to high medical bills and a long and painful recovery.

In New York, dog bite laws limit when a person may receive damages from a dog bite. Call dog bite attorney Marc Albert for a free consultation to discuss your dog bite case to see if you can file a claim and hold the dog’s owner responsible for your injuries.

New York has a “One Bite” Law.

New York’s “One Bite” law states that a dog’s owners are strictly liable for the cost of medical bills resulting from a dog attack. However, if there was no history of aggressive or violent behavior from the dog and there was no negligence, the owner might not be liable for additional damages. Just because a dog has never bitten anyone does not mean that you have no case. There does not have to be a history of biting if the dog has shown behavior that might be considered a danger to others.

Consult with Dog Bite Lawyer Marc Albert for a free consultation to see what types of damages you may be entitled to after a dog bite. If a dog is known to bark viciously from behind a fence or inside a house, that may be enough to meet the legal test of showing a tendency toward dangerous behavior, making the dog’s owner liable for additional damages. Other considered behaviors may be:

  • Jumping on people
  • Chasing people or other animals
  • Previous instances of biting people or other animals
  • A dog that has been trained to fight
  • Prior behavior has led to official complaints

Dog owners have strict liability for your medical bills after a dog bite. If the dog owner acted negligently or if the dog has a history of biting or potentially aggressive behavior, you may be able to receive damages for:

  • Lost income or lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Scarring or disfigurement

New York City and Long Island Municipalities do not allow a “Dog at Large.”

New York Law requires a leash 6 feet or shorter when away from the dog owner’s premises. Legally, an unleashed dog is “at large.” Dogs are also considered “at large” if the leash is longer than six feet. It is legal for a dog to be off a leash when on the owner’s property or within the gates of an official town Dog Run.

When is an Owner not Liable for an Injury from a dog bite?

New York’s “One Bite” law allows that if a dog owner did not know about prior dangerous behavior, the owner might not be responsible for damages beyond medical bills. The dog owner’s insurance company will argue that the victim provoked the dog or that the dog had never been involved in an incident before.

New York law protects dogs and their owners in certain situations. If a person trespasses onto a property and a dog bites the trespasser, the dog and owner may not be held liable for injuries or medical bills. Regardless of a dog’s history or tendency, dogs can be unpredictable. If provoked, dogs are going to respond to protect themselves and their owners. If attacked after provoking a dog, the law protects the owner from liability.

Call Dog Bite Attorney Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one was injured by a dog biting or jumping on you, you might receive compensation from the owner. With the New York One-Bite law, circumstances may not be as clear-cut as they may seem. Call Personal Injury Lawyer Marc Albert to discuss your case. There is no risk to you. We only work on contingency. Contingency means we only get paid if there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.

There is no risk in calling Injury Lawyer Marc Albert for a Consultation. Injury lawyers work on contingency which means you do not pay unless there is a settlement or a jury verdict with a cash award and you have no out-of-pocket costs.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. With offices in Astoria, Downtown Brooklyn, and Syosset, we serve clients throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Call us at 855-252-3788.

If you have been injured by a dog bite, your first call should be to Dog Bite Attorney Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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If you have been in a Dog Bites. You should speak to local personal injury attorney with significant experience dealing with Dog Bites. We work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.


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