At the Brooklyn, New York law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, our Brooklyn Dog Bite Attorneys represent people injured by dogs and other animals in cases where the dog in question exhibited vicious or dangerous behavior prior to the attack.
In the state of New York, dog owners can only be held liable for injuries from a dog attack if they had prior knowledge of an animal’s “vicious propensity.” Determining whether a dog exhibits a vicious propensity will depend on whether it is known to have previously attacked or killed another person or behaved in a way to indicate it poses a substantial threat to others. As such, a dog that ferociously barks, growls, or bares its teeth at strangers could be considered an imminent threat if it later attacks someone in public, even on the property of the owner. New York’s dog bite law allows people injured by a dog (or domestic animal) to sue an owner for damages in cases where the owner had reason to believe their dog posed a risk or threat to others.
Don’t let your insurance company pay for injuries that a dog’s owner should be responsible for before contacting the dog bite lawyers at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters today.
Injuries from Dog Bites: The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters represent victims of dog bites suffering from the following serious injuries:
Dog attacks can be very expensive – and traumatic. For adults, torn ligaments and deep muscle injuries can result in decreased sensation and dexterity; for children, a dog attack can cause disfigurement and serious, long lasting psychological trauma. Our attorneys consult economists, psychologists, dermatologists, orthopedists, plastic surgeons and other medical specialists in determining the cost and scope of a dog bite injury. We look at expenses associated with future medical care, physical therapy, lost wages, counseling, therapy, and pain and suffering.
As in any legal matter, it’s important to follow proper procedure to protect yourself. As your legal representative, we can obtain records regarding a dog or animal, take depositions to obtain and preserve witness testimony, investigate a dog owner, and protect you legally when dealing with insurance companies or a dog owner’s lawyer.
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact dog bite attorneys at the Brooklyn law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters today.