Dog Bite Lawyers of NYC

Dog Bite Lawyers of NYC - New York City Personal Injury Lawyer I Greenberg & Stein, P.C.
Dog Bite Lawyers of NYC – New York City Personal Injury Lawyer I Greenberg & Stein, P.C.

Getting bitten by a dog is shocking and unexpected. Being bitten can be so surprising that it is hard to make decisions about what to do next, including determining if legal action is worthwhile. The most important thing to do after a dog bite occurs is to seek medical attention.  

Even if your wound is minimal and seeking legal attention is questionable, it is your right to inquire. It is a wise decision to pursue the intelligence and experience of dog bite lawyers Greenberg and Stein.  

After seeking immediate medical attention, your next step is to make a record of the experience as you remember it, including:

  • The day of your bite
  • The time of your bite
  • The location where the bite took place
  • The appearance of the owner
  • The breed and/or type of dog
  • The specific medical ramifications of your injury

According to the New York City Health website, Section 11.03 of NYC Health Code requires all animal bites to be reported within 24 hours of the event. This is an integral part of pursuing your personal wellness after an event, as well as pursuing legal action. If you do not report your bite you are unlikely to receive compensation, especially without a dog bite lawyer. The state of New York has law that is defined as “mixed” state, meaning that the “one-bite rule” coexists with the law of the dog’s owner being under a limited rule of strict liability. The owner or keeper of a dog labeled “dangerous” by the courts is strictly liable for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. The state of New York does not allow victims to gain compensation on the grounds of negligence.

Every year more than 4.7 million people are bit by dogs but insurance companies only compensate 15,000-16,000 victims.  Without dog bite lawyers, a victim will see very little compensation because the insurance companies want to keep it all. If you live in the state of New York, Greenberg and Stein can represent you and the particulars of your case with our detailed knowledge of the various statutes and laws surrounding dog bites. Greenberg and Stein will give you time, attention, and profound respect as we represent you to the insurance companies, preventing a lawsuit altogether.      

Do you have a story to share about a dog bite? Please leave your story in the comments and then contact us to help you gain the compensation you deserve.

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