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New York State Dog Bite Lawyers

Skilled representation when you are a victim of an animal attack

New York dog bite law is complicated. If the dog has never bitten anyone else before, the owner may only be liable for medical and veterinary costs. To win additional damages, you need representation from an experienced New York dog bite lawyer. The attorneys at Neimark & Neimark have a thorough understanding of dog bite litigation and we know how to help you get properly compensated for your animal attack injuries.

Your encounter with a dangerous dog

According to the American Humane Association, the majority of bite victims know the dog. In these situations, we must firmly establish that your behavior did not contribute to the attack. The owner is responsible for your medical bills if the dog is dangerous — meaning that it attacked without justification. Our attorneys make a strong case that the attack was unprovoked, clearing the way for you to receive full coverage of the medical bills incurred by you or your injured pet.

Fighting the one-bite rule in New York

Medical bills are not the only losses that you may suffer after receiving a dog bite. Your injuries could put you out of work, resulting in a loss of income. You may also experience emotional trauma. But if the dog has never bitten before, the owner may attempt to avoid liability beyond your medical expenses under New York’s one-bite rule. Our attorneys know how to counter this defense strategy by showing that the owner should have known that the dog had the potential to be vicious. Even if it never bit before, it may have shown signs of aggression by:

  • Growling
  • Snapping
  • Baring its teeth

We can also make the case that the owner should have expected viciousness from a breed known to be aggressive, such as:

  • Rottweilers
  • Pit bulls
  • Doberman pinschers

Rely on our caring and persistent New York dog bite lawyers

When you have been bitten by a dog or other animal, we want to see you to a complete recovery. You deserve to be healthy, and you deserve full compensation for an unprovoked animal attack. Neimark & Neimark can help you collect damages. We do not collect attorney’s fees until we successfully get you compensated. Contact us online or call us at 888.310.8306 for a free consultation. We look forward to knowing you.

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