Being bitten by a dog is not just frightening. Often, a fierce attack can result in serious injuries. Statistics show that children are more at risk for dog bites than any other age group, and in the worst cases, wrongful death can occur. When an attack is severe, contact a lawyer as soon as you can.
No doubt you have many questions and getting legal answers can reassure you about what to expect. First, we will provide you with some facts from the Humane Society to help you put dog bites into perspective.
When Are Dogs Most Likely to Bite?
Here are some situations to avoid where dogs are more prone to bite:
It is wise to teach your children how to act around dogs. Frequently, knowledge of what to do can help protect them against dog bites and avoid severe injury.
New York dog bite law holds owners liable when an attorney can prove the dog was dangerous and the owner knew it or when the dog bit people previously. The dog must be unprovoked and engage in an unjustified attack, such as viciously attacks or killing someone or a companion animal.
If you or your child suffers from a dog bite injury, contact an attorney right away for legal help.