Hudson Valley Dog Bite Attorney
If another individual's dog has injured you, you may be entitled to
receive compensation to cover damages such as medical bills, lost wages,
pain, suffering, and other negative results of the incident. At Michael
R. Varble & Associates, P.C., our team of aggressive and experienced
Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers is prepared to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We know
the New York State laws that pertain to dog bites and have more than 15
years of experience handling personal injury cases of this kind. We are
tough litigators who will not back down no matter how difficult the case.
Dog Bite Laws in New York State
New York is considered a "mixed" state, which means that the
one-bite rule is mixed with the strict liability law in regard to the
state's dog bite statute. Dog owners are held strictly liable for
only medical and veterinary costs. At the same time, the victim must prove
that the dog already had a dangerous tendency to attack individuals and
that the dog's owner had been aware of that behavior. Under the New
York Agriculture & Markets Law § 121:10, the owner or keeper
of a dangerous dog is held strictly liable for the medical expenses that
are a result of the attack. In some cases, the dog owner of a dangerous
dog may be required to pay a fine for negligence.
If you, a child, or another loved one has been the victim of a dog attack,
you should take legal action to secure the compensation you deserve. Our
Hudson Valley dog bite attorneys can help you pursue the maximum compensation
possible through a thorough investigation and dedicated representation.
Although the New York laws consider negligence of the dog owner a ground
for an injury claim or lawsuit, it is not enough to automatically receive
damages for the attack. The defendant must have known, or had reasonable
proof to have known, that the dog possessed a dangerous temperament. We
can help you prove that true in your case.
Contact us today!