Dog Bites

Long Island Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

If you have been bitten by a dog and you require medical attention, you should seek medical attention immediately. Once you have been treated, you should contact a Long Island dog bite attorney from The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. to discuss your legal options.

What to Do After Being Bitten by a Dog

If you have been bitten by a dog, you should take the following steps as soon as possible:

  • Seek medical attention right away
  • Document the incident with pictures and video
  • Report the incident to the dog's owner and the dog warden
  • Seek legal representation from a dog bite attorney

When you work with our firm, you can be confident that your case will be handled by an attorney who is well-versed in dog bite laws in New York.

Contact our Long Island dog bite injury attorneys online or by calling (800) 242-3740 today!

How to Prove Liability in a Dog Bite Case

In New York, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. This means that if a dog bites someone, the dog's owner is liable for the damages. The dog owner is liable even if the dog was not acting aggressively. If the dog was provoked or if the victim was trespassing, the owner may not be liable for the damages. However, the victim may still be able to recover compensation if the dog owner was negligent.

In order to prove that the dog owner was negligent, you must be able to show that the owner failed to act reasonably in controlling the dog. For instance, if the owner knew that the dog was dangerous but failed to put up a fence or warning sign, the owner may be liable for the damages. However, the victim may not be able to recover compensation if they were trespassing or if they were provoking the dog.

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