Dog Bite Injuries in Upstate New York
Dog bite claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury law where the injured party has the legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by another party's actions or negligence.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog bite incident, there are three important steps to take immediately:
- Establish whether medical treatment is necessary and get it
- Gather information about the dog, contact information about its owner and any other witnesses
- Report the incident to the local police or animal control authorities
Generally a dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any party whose negligence caused the dog attack, any party in violation of leash or restraint laws, and any party who knowingly harbors a dog with a history of biting people.
If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, you may be entitled to recover damages as a result of this injury. Determining your legal rights, however, can be complicated. It may be unclear who you should bring a claim against and the damages to which you are entitled. To ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, consult a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation and your legal rights.
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