Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog? It is important to consider your right to compensation and who will be held legally responsible for the pain and suffering you have endured. By arranging a free consultation with a lawyer at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., you can find out more about your legal rights and your options during this difficult time. Our NYC dog bite lawyers have been fighting for clients across the state for over 20 years.
A dog attack is a traumatic experience that may leave you with physical and emotional scars. We are here to help you rebuild and recover, and it starts with a free case evaluation. Call (646) 681-7055!
What Are New York’s Dog Bite Laws?
Dog owners in New York may be held legally responsible for injuries their dogs inflict in two scenarios:
- If the dog was previously adjudicated as a “dangerous dog”; or
- If the victim can prove that the dog had dangerous tendencies, and the owner knew of or should have reasonably known of these.
What Compensation May I Receive?
In New York, dog owners are liable for medical/veterinary costs if their dogs inflict injury on a person or another animal “without provocation” (NY Agriculture & Markets Law, Article 7). Additional compensation may be awarded if the victim can prove that the dog had dangerous tendencies and the owner knew of these.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Claims?
The Statute of Limitations on dog bite claims in New York is three years. This may seem like a long time, but it is important to work quickly and find a competent attorney who can help you file a claim. If the Statute of Limitations passes, you will lose the right to file suit.
No Recovery – No Fee. Call Our NYC Dog Bite Lawyers Today!
When you work with a New York City dog bite attorney at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., there are no up-front costs and you pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or award on your behalf. There is truly no risk, and you have much to gain by putting our experienced team on your side.
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