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Trusted Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in New York City, NY

In Need of a Dog Bite Lawyer in New York City, New York?

At Omni Injury and Accident Law, PC, our trusted New York City  attorneys understand the gravity of dog bite injuries.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 885,000 U.S. dog bite victims require medical attention annually.

Dog bites across the nation result in over 900 daily emergency room visits, and another nearly 9,500 people require extended hospital stays for the same injuries over the same period.

In New York, these claims can become complex, leaving injury victims wondering who is responsible for their medical expenses and, if they cannot work because of their injuries, who’s going to replace their missed paychecks? These facts can significantly impact a person’s physical, emotional, and financial stability.

Dog Bite Law NYC

To complicate things further, nearly 75% of all dog bites are caused by a dog the victim knows. Pursuing a friend, neighbor, or loved one for your financial recovery can be even more complex if you go alone. We can help.

We offer our clients personalized service by providing access to an attorney who will be dedicated to their matter and handle each case from an initial free consultation through a positive outcome. We are fierce advocates for our clients and take a serious approach to every case by aggressively demanding the compensation you deserve.

What are the Dog Bite Laws in New York City, New York?

New York City follows a “mixed” liability approach, combining elements of both strict liability and the “one bite” rule, which means the liability for a dog bite may depend on the incident’s circumstances and the dog’s history. Our attorneys are skilled in navigating these complexities to identify all liable parties, including potentially the dog owner, their guardians if a minor, landlords, or those responsible for the dog’s supervision.

Under Strict Liability Laws:

    • New York has a strict liability statute for dog bites, meaning that a dog owner can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog biting someone in a public place or lawfully on private property, regardless of the dog’s previous behavior or the owner’s knowledge of that behavior.

Under the “One Bite” Rule:

 

  • If the dog has previously shown aggressive behavior or bitten someone before, and the owner was aware of this behavior, they may be held liable for subsequent bites.

 

Can Someone Besides the Dog’s Owner Be Held Liable?

In New York City, liability for a dog bite injury is not limited solely to the dog’s owner.

Other potentially liable parties may include:

  • Parents or guardians of the owner if the dog’s owner is a minor.
  • Landlords, if the bite happens on their property, and they were aware of the dog’s vicious propensity.
  • Negligent supervision by a third party, including dog walkers, dog sitters, or trainers.

It’s important to note that determining liability in dog bite cases can be complex and depends on the specific circumstances of the incident. Our New York City dog bite attorneys can help you understand who may be liable for your injuries and how we can hold them accountable for your complete financial recovery needs.

How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Injury Claim in New York City?

In New York City, victims have three years from the incident to file a lawsuit. Prompt action is crucial for preserving evidence to support your claim. That may include, but is not limited to:

  • Police report.
  • Photographs and video of your injuries.
  • Witness statements.
  • Medical records.
  • Documentation of any previous bites from the dog.

Collecting and promptly presenting evidence to the insurance company is essential in the claims process.

At Omni Injury and Accident Law, our skilled personal injury attorneys understand that our clients need us to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies. If negotiations and settlement discussions do not work, we are prepared to litigate all claims and go to trial for our clients.

If you have been bitten by a dog in New York City, the insurance company’s primary goal is to reduce their financial liability, diminishing your payout. This isn’t fair to you or your family.

We can help you understand your legal rights and options so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case. We provide free consultations to help prospective clients understand their personal injury cases, and we pursue all cases on a purely contingency basis. That means you don’t have to worry about upfront costs or payments for out-of-pocket expenses.

We will handle your case from beginning to end and only recover our legal fees when we produce a positive outcome. All our legal fees are explained upfront and in clear language, so there is no confusion. Once we obtain a fair settlement or jury verdict from the at-fault party’s insurance company, we subtract our fees and provide our clients with a check for the balance. This straightforward approach ensures our clients get what they deserve from their claims, and this is the only way we operate.

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Contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers at Omni Injury and Accident Law for help today at (646)-736-4184 to schedule a free consultation and to get the assistance you need to produce actual results for your essential claim.

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Your path to recovery and justice starts with a simple step – contacting us for a free consultation. Don't face the complexities of personal injury claims alone. Trust Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. to be your advocates, fighting for your rights and your future.

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