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 King Law.
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 King Law 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.