Dog Bite Injury Claims
Bitten by a Dog? We Can Help.
Were you injured due to a dog bite? Dog bites occur frequently, especially
for those who live or work in areas where pets are allowed. While many
of the bites are not life-threatening, victims usually need to undergo
medical treatment and take time off from work. If you have been bitten
by a dog, you may be able to hold the dog owner responsible for your injuries
and losses by filing a
premises liability claim. Find out more by talking to the Rochester dog bite attorney at The Law
Office of Robert King.
Call The Law Office of Robert King at (585) 286-5124 for a
Dog Bite Liability in New York
Dog owners have a duty to restrain and exercise reasonable care when it
comes to their dogs. This means that if the owner is aware of the dog's
unsafe behavior, then they must take extra steps to make sure others are
safe from the dogs. If a dog has previously bitten in aggression, then
the dog has been declared "dangerous" and this shows a clear
pattern of vicious behavior. Dog owners who fail to warn others or to
properly restrain a "dangerous" dog will be liable for your
injuries and costs.
To prove a dog bite claim the following elements must apply:
- The victim must have been allowed on the property legally (trespassers
do not qualify)
- The victim did not provoke the dog in any manner
Call a Dedicated Rochester Dog Bite Lawyer
If left untreated, a dog bite can cause infection and lead to severe bone
and muscle damage. Some victims are left with
catastrophic injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. Make sure that you are able
to afford high-quality care by holding the negligent dog owners responsible.
The team at The Law Office of Robert King can help you file a claim with
insurance companies and even litigate on your behalf is you are not getting
a fair settlement. Many
personal injury claims must be filed within 3 years of the accident, so it is important that
you get started today.
Reach the office
at (585) 286-5124 to begin discussing your claim.