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.