New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Legally Bite the Dog Owner Back for their Negligence
A dog bite injury can leave a victim in a state of shock and serious pain. Such injuries are preceded by sudden unexpected attacks from the canine that leaves an indelible scar in the body and the mind of the victim. Such vicious attacks also affect the confidence and self-esteem of the victims and the social life is seriously affected.
While not all dogs are vicious or harmful, dogs may attack humans at unknown time and for unknown reasons. The victims do not deserve such experiences and need to be compensated well if negligence has played a role in the attack.
The New York State Department of Health reports that every year around 6,500 people are attacked by dogs in New York. A victim is entitled to compensation for injuries, losses, and damages if the victim can establish evidence to the effect that the owner of the dog knew beforehand that the dog was ferocious in nature and the owner failed to keep the dog under control.
Dog Bite Victim Entitlements
Dog bite victims are entitled to reparation for permanent injuries, losses, medical expenses, damages, lost income & benefits, and pain & suffering. Dog bite in New York is a misdemeanor and the owner can be punished for negligently allowing the vicious dog to attack and bite a person. The owner may have to pay up to $3,000 in fines with a jail term of 90 days.
Dog bite injuries can vary in intensity.
Dog bites may include:
- Deep cuts
- Bite marks
- Deep skin bites
- Damage to the nerves
- Emotional distress
- Shock & anxiety for a lifetime
Section 121 of the New York Agriculture & Markets Law governs dog bite incidents in New York. The law states that the owner of the vicious dog should bear the medical expenses of dog bite injuries of a victim. In case of a dog bite injury in New York City, contact our New York City dog bite injury lawyer for legal help and remedy. They can help you recover damages by filing personal injury claim for:
- Medical expenses to treat the dog bite injury
- Loss of income due to victim’s medical leave of absence from work
- Pain and suffering
The owner of the dog is held liable for medical expenses if and when the dog bites and causes injuries. The rule is valid even if the owner has shown responsibility to hold or control the dog. One bite rule of New York states that it is the onus of the victim to prove that the dog had the vicious tendency to bite people. The victim has to establish the fact that the owner knew that tendency of the dog to bite and injure people.
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If you or your loved one has suffered dog bite injury due to third party negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation toward medical expenses, loss of income, and pain & trauma. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City, and two locations in Brooklyn.
Call 212 697 9280 if you want to punish and bite this careless and selfish owner back. They messed up! They were clearly negligent and they should be legally thumped and face a financial sacrifice. RMFW has won millions of dollars for its clients. You can be on this standout list as well.