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Dog Bites

Brooklyn Dog Bite Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Uphold Your Rights

New York City attorneys provide compassionate and dedicated representation when animals attack

Dog bites and other injuries resulting from animal attacks can be incredibly serious and traumatic — especially in cases involving children. An uncontrolled pet could cause permanent scarring and disfigurement, broken bones and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous animal, a Brooklyn, New York dog bite attorney at Goldberg Sager & Associates can pursue the damages stemming from the incident. Serving clients throughout the five boroughs, Long Island and surrounding areas, we provide aggressive advocacy to help our clients obtain the payment they need to recover after suffering a serious injury.

Are dog bites in Brooklyn common?

According to a study based on New York emergency room statistics, there were 7,120 dog bites of Brooklyn residents that required medical treatment. This equals one serious dog bite for every 1,382 borough residents in the four years from 2003 through 2006. During this period, there were 17,891 animal bites citywide. If you’re injured by a dog bite or other type of animal attack that may be traced to a pet owner’s negligence, we have the skill and experience to represent you effectively in a lawsuit against the liable parties.

Common injuries sustained from dog bites

Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause such injuries as:

  • Cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Lost limbs
  • Scars
  • Illness

If we represent you, we will seek the maximum compensation to which you might be entitled as a result of your injuries.

Determining liability in dog bite cases

Proving liability might depend on whether the animal has had vicious propensities or has attacked before. If you were attacked, we will diligently investigate the animal’s history and uncover any information that would demonstrate that the defendant should have been aware of the animal’s dangerous tendencies. Depending on the individual circumstances under which the attack took place, you may have a case against the animal’s owner, the veterinary hospital or other premises where the attack occurred, or another party. Our Brooklyn injury lawyers draw on more than 50 years of combined experience and consult with experts when necessary to determine the appropriate approach to take in dog bite cases. We have established a reputation for delivering successful outcomes and will exhaust every legal option available to reach a fair resolution for your case.

New York’s “one bite rule”

Dog bite cases often fall into the category of premises liability claims. Under New York’s “one bite rule,” a dog owner is liable for injuries you suffered as a result of their dog biting you only if the owner knew that the dog had a propensity to engage in the kind of attack during which you were injured. Evidence to prove a defendant’s knowledge could include the following:  

  • The dog bit or otherwise attacked someone in the past
  • The dog previously tried to attack someone but was held back by a leash
  • A municipality previously cited the dog owner for the dog’s vicious propensities

If you were injured by a vicious dog, we will investigate the circumstances that might prove the dog owner’s liability under the one bite rule.

Is it worth suing someone over a dog bite?

If you suffered an injury from a dog attack or an animal bite, you may be entitled to damages for past and future medical costs, permanent disfigurement or scarring, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other losses sustained in the attack. We will compile the evidence that demonstrates how the dog bite caused these damages and seek maximum compensation for you.

Contact a New York lawyer if you required medical treatment for a dog bite

Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn provides compassionate and effective representation to clients throughout the five boroughs. If you were hurt in a dog bite or another type of animal attack, please call 718-514-9516 or contact us online. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover a settlement or win a verdict for you.

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    1628 Kings Highway at East 17th Street
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