NYC Dog Bite Accidents Lawyer
Every year thousands of New Yorker’s are attacked and bitten by dogs, often leaving them with significant injuries, disfiguring scars, and substantial medical bills. The dog’s owner is responsible for the animal’s behavior and must take precautions to prevent these incidents from occurring.
If you have been the victim of a dog attack contact the dog bite attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC so that we can investigate immediately. In order to receive compensation for the injuries that you have sustained and recoup the money paid to medical providers, it must be proven that the owner knew of the dog’s viscous propensity or that the dog had previously bitten someone in the past. The « one free bite» rule in New York makes it very difficult for victims to be compensated for their injuries so it is imperative that we get to work right away.
Things you should know to prevent being bitten:
To reduce the risk of being bitten by a dog you should never approach a dog from behind or one that is sleeping or eating, do not make loud noises or sudden movements around a dog, stare directly into a dog’s eyes, or attempt to kiss a dog on its face.
What you should do after a dog bite:
If you have been bitten by a dog you should attempt to obtain the dog’s medical history and seek medical attention. You should then file a report with the police as well as animal control. Immediately thereafter you should contact the dog bite injury attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC so that we can put our decades of experience to work for you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
The consultation is free and we charge nothing unless we are able to recover money for your injuries.
Frequently Asked Question for Dog Bite Cases
Do I need an attorney to handle my claim?
How long do I have to bring a claim?
The statute of limitations (or time in which a claim must be brought from the date of the accident) is 3 years for a personal injury claim. If a claim is being brought for wrongful death the claim must be brought within 2 years from the date of death. If the victim of the bite is a child the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date the child turns 18 years old.
Do I have to pay any legal fees if I lose my case?
How much is my case worth?
How long will it take to settle my case?
What should I do if I have been bitten by a dog?
What do we have to prove to win the case?
Is the dog owner covered by insurance?
Should I take photographs of my injuries?
TOP 5 MISTAKES MADE AFTER A DOG BITE ACCIDENT
- Failure to file an accident report
- Refusal of medical attention
- Failure to take photographs bi-weekly depicting the healing of the wound
- Speaking directly with the Insurance Company
- Not hiring an experienced attorney who will complete all filings to protect your rights and ensure that you will receive the compensation that you deserve
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