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New York City Dog Bite Attorney

Dog Bite Attorneys in Manhattan

The bond between people and their dogs can only be described as man’s best friend. Dogs are considered members of families in NYC and throughout the country. Many people even view their dogs in a similar light as they would their children. When dogs have the training they need, they can be great companions for the whole family. With that said, if a dog owner fails to properly train their dog, they can lash out on another person and cause serious harm. Dog bites can result in significant injuries such as broken bones, nerve damage, torn muscles, and more. If you have been seriously injured in a dog bite accident in New York City, it is important to consider your legal options. Swerling Law will help you recover the compensation you deserve after being attacked by a dog. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

Dog Bite Laws in NY

The state of New York takes dog bites very seriously. According to New York State law, you will be required to prove that your injuries are serious. You also need to establish that the dog’s owner was aware of the dog’s violent tendencies. Establishing that the dog had violent tendencies can be more challenging than you may realize, so it is important to have the assistance of an experienced attorney. Some of the ways that you can establish violent tendencies are through interviews with neighbors, a search into previous records of injury claims and other legal means. If your attorney is able to establish a valid personal injury claim, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the burdens caused by the attack.

After a Dog Bite

If you have been injured by a vicious dog in New York City, you may want to consider your legal options. Just as you would with any other personal injury case, you must satisfy the burden of proof so it is important to start collecting evidence immediately. First, you may want to contact emergency services so local law enforcement can document the incident. Additionally, a medical professional can treat you accordingly and effectively document the injuries that you suffered as a result of the dog bite. If there were any witnesses to the incident, it may be beneficial to obtain their contact information as well. It is also important to ask the owner for information regarding the dog’s rabies vaccination history.

Recovering Damages

In a successful dog bite case, you may be able to recover significant damages for the burdens caused by the accident. With the help of an effective attorney, it may be possible to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Contact a NYC Dog Bite Attorney

If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Swerling Law has proudly represented clients for decades when they have been seriously injured due to a dog owner’s negligence. For an effective attorney who can fight for justice on your behalf, contact Swerling Law today and we would be happy to schedule a free initial consultation.


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