Brooklyn Dog Bite Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog in Brooklyn? Don’t hesitate to contact the Brooklyn dog bite lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to recover compensation from the dog’s owner or another negligent party. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight to get every last dollar you need and deserve.
We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment, so call our Brooklyn law offices to schedule yours today. We’re always available to take your call – 24/7/365 – so reach out to us for help today.
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How Will a Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Dog Attack?
When you’re the victim of a dog attack in Brooklyn, it can take a while to get back on your feet. However, life doesn’t stop just because you’ve gotten hurt. It can become really difficult to keep up with your day-to-day expenses, let alone the costs associated with your dog bite injury. Things can be even worse if your injury prevents you from going back to work.
Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner and/or another negligent party. However, getting money won’t be easy. They’ll fight you every step of the way. They might even try to point fingers and blame you for provoking the dog. Those tactics, if successful, could hurt your ability to get the money you deserve.
You’ve got enough going on right now without the added stress of a dog bite injury claim. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle things on your own. Hiring the Brooklyn dog bite attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make a huge difference.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our skilled attorneys have more than 200 combined years of experience handling complex personal injury cases. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Brooklyn, we’ll fight to get the money you deserve, too.
How? Among other things, we will:
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding your dog bite
- Determine why you were attacked and identify who, other than the owner, might be to blame
- Consult with dog bite injury experts as we build your case to make sure we know what it’s worth, and
- Stand up to insurance companies on your behalf and fight to negotiate a fair settlement.
We know things can be really tough after you or someone you love is attacked by a dog. Our goal is to help you in any way that we can. Our experienced legal team will handle every aspect of your injury claim. That gives you time to focus on recovering and getting back on your feet. Just give us a quick call today to learn more.
I Got Bitten By a Dog in Brooklyn – Who’s Liable?
Dog bites happen in New York City more frequently than you might think. According to a recent study, there are approximately 4,000 reported dog bites in the five boroughs every year. That breaks down to about 10 dog bites a day New York City and Brooklyn.
So, who’s responsible for resulting injuries and damages from a dog bite? In New York, under the state’s comparative fault rules, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. After a dog bite, potentially liable parties might include:
- Dog owners
- Pet sitters
- Property owners, or
You deserve to know who’s responsible – and financially liable – for your dog bite injuries. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will carefully investigate the details of your case. We’ll work hard to determine why you were bitten and who might be responsible. Once we have that information, we can seek compensation from all liable parties.
Are Dog Owners Strictly Liable For Dog Bite Injuries?
Many states have what are known as “one-bite” rules. A one-bite rule means that owners aren’t necessarily responsible for injuries stemming from the first time their dog attacks or is aggressive. However, the owner is strictly liable once a dog has a history of aggression – or at least “one bite” in their history.
Is New York a one-bite state? Not entirely. New York has a hybrid rule. Owners are strictly liable for medical bills resulting from a dog attack, regardless of the dog’s history. However, owners are only liable for other damages (e.g., lost wages, disfigurement) if they know (or should have known) the dog has a history of aggression or viciousness.
Negligence and Your Brooklyn Dog Bite Case
You may be able to recover compensation for your dog bite injury, regardless of the dog’s history and the owner’s knowledge, if you got hurt because someone was negligent. Owners can be liable for resulting harm if they were careless in how they cared for or watched their dog. For example, you might be able to get money for injuries resulting from a dog attack if the owner didn’t have their yard fenced in or failed to keep the dog on a leash.
Similarly, you may be able to get compensation from a property owner or landlord who failed to keep you safe on their premises. When you’re on someone else’s property, you shouldn’t have to worry about being attacked by a dog. If an owner or landlord knows that a vicious dog is on the premises, but does nothing or little to protect you, they may be liable for resulting harm.
We Handle All Dog Bite Injury Cases in Brooklyn
Any dog bite injury can turn your life upside down. Even relatively minor injuries can cause a lot of pain and interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re prepared to help you fight to recover compensation for all of your dog bite injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Crushing injury
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Can’t make it into our Brooklyn law offices for your free consultation? That shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you need. That’s why our legal team is prepared to travel to a location that’s convenient for you. We can visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital. Just give us a quick call to set up a time to discuss your case in greater detail today.
What Damages Are Available After a Dog Attack in Brooklyn?
Don’t underestimate the costs of a dog bite. Medical bills can be incredibly expensive, especially if your injury is severe. If you can’t work, a sudden loss of income can put you in a really tough financial situation. The emotional trauma of the attack can stay with you and easily make it difficult to enjoy your life.
If someone else caused you to get hurt, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will fight to hold them responsible for the consequences. We’ll seek all available damages, which might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Nursing care
- Lost wages and income
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression
- Loss of enjoyment, and more.
Don’t accept a settlement offer for less money than you deserve. Our Brooklyn dog bite lawyers will do everything we can to make sure you recover maximum compensation. When we build your case, we can turn to some of the most respected dog bite injury experts in NYC for help.
They can help us understand the extent of your injuries and how they might impact your life – today and in the future. This information can be critical as we negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit in Brooklyn, NY?
We know things are tough right now. However, don’t hesitate to assert your right to recover financial compensation. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally three years from the date of your dog bite. You might have more or less time to act, depending on the specifics of your case. However, one thing is certain. You’ll lose the right to get any money, at all, if you wait too long to file your claim.
Call our Brooklyn Dog Bite Lawyers Today
Have you or a loved one suffered a dog bite injury in Brooklyn? Whether you were bitten at someone’s home or in a Brooklyn dog park, the attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help. Give our law firm a call to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights and options.