Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyers
Dedicated Dog Bite Injury Attorneys Serving Western New York
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured because of a dog bite. Dog and other animal attacks can result in much more than just physical pain.
Many of these attacks can cause facial disfigurement and even a life-long fear of the breed or animal that caused the injuries.
Dog attacks in the United States result in an average of fifteen deaths per year. And unfortunately, about 75% of all dog bites involve small children. Even though some dog breeds are known to be more violent than others, there are many dog breeds that are capable of inflicting serious or fatal injuries. And in these types of cases, a victim of a dog bite may have a legal right to recover damages from the owner or other responsible party.
In New York, the owner of the dog is liable for the medical bills of the injured person. And the owner may also be liable for other damages if it can be proved:
- The owner of the dog was negligent
- The dog has a history of biting others
- The dog was unrestrained
In order to help your case, there are a few things you should do to help your case.
First, get the name and address of the dog’s owner and any witnesses. Secondly, make sure a police report gets filed. Thirdly, take pictures of the dog – and the injuries. And lastly, do not talk with the dog owner’s insurance company – let an attorney handle it.
Our Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyers have been helping Buffalo area residents with injuries due to dog bites for more than two decades. Our attorneys know what questions to ask and how to handle insurance companies.
Have you or a loved one been seriously bitten or attacked by a dog? Contact our experienced Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyers to fight for your full recovery.