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In many dog bite cases, you can recover damages for medical costs because New York courts hold dog owners strictly liable for these damages. However, to pursue other damages such as pain and suffering, lost earning capacity and non-economic damages, a Brooklyn dog bite attorney must prove negligence — that the owner knew about the dog’s propensity for biting and failed to take precautions.
The American Humane Association reports the following dog bite statistics:
Most dog bite cases involve dealing with insurance companies. In fact, the insurance industry pays over $1 billion in claims for dog bite injuries every year. Discuss your case with a Brooklyn dog bite lawyer and find out about the prospects for pursuing compensation.
Goldberg Sager & Associates has more than 50 years of legal experience helping clients recover damages in dog bite and other types of personal injury cases. We work diligently to help you recover the compensation you deserve.