Have You Sustained Serious Injuries from a Dog Bite?

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Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and are unanimously agreed upon as some of the most loyal, loving, and sociable pets. Although the majority of dogs are friendly and approachable, some are not.

When a dog attacks or bites a person, it can lead to a variety of severe injuries. In addition, a dog bite is also an incredibly traumatizing experience that can leave victims emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, medical treatment, psychological distress, lost wages, and additional financial hardship.

At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have been handling dog bite cases in New York and Long Island for over 46 years. Contact our firm today.

An Unfortunately Common Experience

Over four million people are killed or seriously injured in a dog bite attack every year. Bites can lead to a variety of painful and long-lasting injures that often require medical attention, hospitalization, or surgery.

This includes:

  • Permanent scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Infections or disease
  • Puncture wounds
  • Deep cuts or lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Rabies
  • Death

New York Dog Bite Laws – the One Bite Rule

All dog bite victims in New York are protected by law. New York has a “one bite rule” which states that if a dog is not considered dangerous and does not have a propensity to attack, then the dog owner will not be held liable for damages for a first attack. However, if the owner acted negligently and failed to restrain or control the dog, then he or she will still be held liable for the injury, even if it was a first attack.

The “one bite rule” does not apply if the dog is considered dangerous or to have a propensity to attack. If the victim can prove that the dog has a dangerous nature, or that the dog owner knew or should have known about the dog’s dangerous nature, then the victim will be entitled to damages.

How Our New York Personal Injury Lawyers Help

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, the most important thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. A doctor can treat your injuries and ensure that your condition does not worsen.

Once you have received medical attention, the next step is to contact a New York dog bite attorney who has extensive experience handling cases of this nature. At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., we have the resources and skills to competently and effectively represent you in court.

We know this is an incredibly confusing, frightening, and overwhelming time in your life. If you or someone you love has been bitten or attacked by a dog in New York City or Long Island, contact our personal injury lawyers today at (646) 846-4776 for a free case review.