New York & Long Island Dog Bite Lawyers
Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend,” and are unanimously agreed upon as some of the most loyal, loving, and sociable pets. Although the majority of dogs are friendly and approachable, some are not. When a dog attacks or bites a person, it can lead to a variety of severe injuries. In addition, a dog bite attack is also an incredibly traumatizing experience that can leave victims emotionally scarred or terrified of dogs for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, you are entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, medical treatment, psychological distress, lost wages, and additional financial hardship. At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, we have been handling dog bite cases in New York and Long Island for over 35 years, and can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to collect damages and move forward from this tragic event.
Over four million people are killed or seriously injured in a dog bite attack every year. Dog bite attacks can lead to a variety of painful and long-lasting injures that often require medical attention, hospitalization, or surgery, such as:
- Permanent scarring
- Broken or fractured bones
- Infections or disease
- Puncture wounds
- Deep cuts or lacerations
- Nerve damage
New York Dog Bite Laws
All dog bite victims in New York are protected by law in the event of an attack. New York has a “one bite rule.” This rule states that if a dog is not considered dangerous and does not have a propensity to attack, then the dog owner will not be held liable for damages for a first attack. However, if the owner acted negligently and failed to restrain or control the dog, then he or she will still be held liable for the injury, even if it was a first attack.
The “one bite rule” does not apply if the dog is considered to be dangerous or considered to have a propensity to attack. If the victim can prove that the dog has a dangerous nature, or that the dog owner knew or should have known about the dog’s dangerous nature, then the “one bite rule” does not apply and the victim will be entitled to damages.
Contact New York & Long Island Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, the most important thing you should do is seek medical attention immediately. A doctor can treat your injuries and ensure that your condition does not worsen. Once you have received medical attention, the next step is to contact a New York dog bite attorney who has extensive experience handling cases of this nature. At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, we have over thirty years of experience handling dog bite cases in New York City and Long Island, and have the resources and skills to competently and effectively represent you in court. We are devoted to providing all of our clients with zealous representation and aggressive negotiation in order to recover the highest settlements possible. Our main objective is to protect our clients’ best interest at all times, and help them recover the financial resources they need to put this terrible event behind them.
We know this is an incredibly confusing, frightening, and overwhelming time in your life. If you or someone you love has been bitten or attacked by a dog in New York City or Long Island, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney right away. To schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate, dependable, and seasoned New York dog bite attorneys, please contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. today at (212) 505-9080 or (800) 505-9080 (toll free).