Our Dog Attack Attorneys Can Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
The dog bite lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. want to know every detail of your attack in Holtsville. The more information we have, the better we can support your case. Moreover, we want to know how this incident has affected you personally.
However, you don’t have to find supporting information by yourself. Part of our job is researching and investigating your case, so you don’t have to. We can look into:
- The dog’s history of dangerous behavior
- The owner’s potentially negligent actions
- Witness statements from those present at the attack
- Testimony from friends, family, and neighbors about the dog
- Medical records about your injuries and prognosis
- Costs associated with your injury to assign a case value
Receiving damages beyond medical expenses in New York requires demonstrating that an owner was careless, especially if the dog was dangerous. We work to accomplish that for you, compiling evidence and linking the owner’s actions to your injuries. While you recover, we research.
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Pursuing Compensation on Behalf of Others
Dog bites and attacks can be especially dangerous to children, who tend to sustain injuries to the neck and head, according to a 2019 study in Heliyon. In some cases, dog attacks claim the lives of victims.
If your minor child was injured by a dog, or you lost a loved one to an attack, we can file a lawsuit on their behalf. For personal injury, the statute of limitations for filing civil lawsuits is generally three years, while wrongful death lawsuits typically have two years (CPLR § 214 and EPTL § 5-4.1, respectively). Some factors can shorten that window.
Watching a loved one in pain or losing someone to a preventable tragedy is enough of a burden on you. Our team can take on the logistics of your case.
We Can Help You Navigate New York’s Dog Attack Laws
The difference between receiving reimbursement for medical costs and being eligible for additional damages is negligence. For instance, did the dog owner fail to restrain a dangerous animal? We can help you understand the role negligence played in your case and gather evidence to demonstrate it.
What Qualifies as Owner Negligence?
One way an owner can be negligent is if they did not follow basic safety rules or local laws. For instance, Suffolk County has requirements for dogs in parks, such as not leaving them unattended and keeping them on a leash at all times. An owner who fails to do so is negligent.
Even how an owner restrains their dog at home can be reckless. A dog known to jump on visitors should be kept in another room or outside; if the owner did not do that and the dog jumped on someone, causing them to fall and break an arm, the owner was negligent.
What is a Dangerous Dog?
According to AGM § 108, a dangerous dog is one that:
- Attacks a person, domestic animal, or service animal and causes physical injury or death
- Behaves in a way that a reasonable person would deem a threat of physical injury or death
We can research the dog that attacked you to determine if it had a history of this kind of behavior. Furthermore, we can use your injuries and witness statements to underline the consequences of an owner failing to restrain such a dog.