A dog bite lawyer in Southampton from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. knows how New York dog bite laws work and can help you build a case for compensation if you have suffered a dog bite. A dog bite lawyer on Long Island may be able to help you understand your rights, gather evidence to prove the dog is dangerous or the owner acted negligently, and to seek a settlement or verdict in your case.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our team members offer Suffolk County dog bite victims complimentary consultations where they can learn if they may qualify to take legal action based on the facts of their case. If you, your child, or another family member suffered injuries that required medical attention in a dog bite case in Southampton, reach out to us today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your options.
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Understanding New York’s Dog Bite Laws
New York Agriculture & Markets (AGM) Article 7 creates a “one bite” dog bite rule that states the owner is only responsible for their dog’s bad behavior if the animal has a previous history of vicious or threatening behavior. Essentially, under this law, all dogs get one free bite before their owners are accountable for knowing their propensity and to protect others from their vicious behavior.
To learn more and find out if you may be able to take action against the dog’s owner, contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today for a free review of your case. We also handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless and until there is a recovery on your behalf.
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How the Attorney Can Help
If our team believes you have a valid case against the dog’s owner or the party who controlled the dog at the time of the attack, a dog bite lawyer serving Southampton from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will likely offer to pursue a claim on your behalf. Generally, homeowner insurance policies will cover injuries that occurred on the owner’s property as well as in some other locations.
We will take steps to build a case, including collecting evidence to support your claim. We will also calculate a fair settlement value for your case, documenting your expenses and tangible losses and gathering support to demonstrate your intangible losses.
We can often reach a just settlement with the insurance company in dog bite cases, but we may need to go to trial in your case.
You can count on the team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to fight for the compensation you need to cover your losses. Call (631) 451-7900 to learn more about our services and learn if you may have a case.
Recoverable Damages Following a Dog Bite
The damages available should compensate you for the economic and non-economic losses you sustained because of the dog bite and your injuries, which could include:
- Emergency medical care and treatment for your injuries
- Ongoing medical care related to your injuries
- Plastic surgery and other treatment for scarring
- Lost wages if you missed time at work
- Reduced capacity to make a living if you cannot return to your same job
- Miscellaneous and incidental costs related to your injuries or treatment
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
While rare, dog bites can be deadly, severe puncture wounds, lacerations, and infections can all cause life-threatening injuries. If your family member passed away following a Suffolk County dog attack, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case and recover compensation. We can review your case at no cost today. Reach out to us to learn more.
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Statute of Limitations on Dog Bite Lawsuits
In some cases, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner whose dog bit you and caused your injuries.
Victims of dog bites on Long Island generally have three years to file a lawsuit under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. Missing this deadline could cause you to lose the right to take the case to trial, so this is an important deadline for your case. However, there may also be other shorter deadlines that apply. For example, if the defending party is a municipality, the deadline could be shorter.
A dog bite lawyer serving Southampton from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can determine the timeline that applies in your case and protect your rights, including ensuring you meet the applicable deadlines when it is possible to do so.
Discuss Your Case with a Member of Our Southampton Team
You can speak with a member of our dog bite legal team on Long Island today for free. We review cases similar to yours all the time and can explain your rights and legal options. You may be able to pursue a case to hold the dog’s owner or handler accountable. If necessary, we can also assist our clients in Spanish.
You can reach the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. office serving Southampton today by calling (631) 451-7900. A member of our team is available to talk with you about what happened, where, and how. We will use the information we gain from this conversation to determine if we believe you have a case that supports a personal injury lawsuit and recovering compensation from the dog’s owner under New York law.