Queens Dog Bite Lawyers

With over half-of-a-million dogs living in New York City, it’s likely that as a Queens resident, dog encounters are a common occurrence. Most of these encounters may be friendly or passive, but dog attacks are known to happen.

If you or a loved one were injured in a dog attack, call The Barnes Firm and ask to speak with an attorney that specializes in dog attacks. Our team of Queens dog bite lawyers have decades of combined experience handling dog bite cases successfully. Contact us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Queens Dog Attack?

Dog attacks can result in severe physical injuries and emotional trauma that you’ll need time to recover from. While you prioritize your health and wellness, allow a trusted Queens dog bite attorney at The Barnes Firm to:

  • Evaluate your case, free of charge.
  • Answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your case.
  • Compile photo and video evidence, police reports, and witness testimonies.
  • Negotiate with insurance on your behalf.
  • Prepare and take your case to trial, if necessary.

Dog bites cases can be complex and difficult to take on alone. Our Queens dog bite attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is worth.

New York State Dog Bite Laws

In New York State, the laws regarding dog bites incorporate the one-bite rule along with limited strict liability. According to the one-bite rule in New York, dog owners are generally not held responsible for injuries caused by dog bites if the owner had no reason to believe that their dog was aggressive or likely to attack. However, if the owner was aware, or should have been aware, that their dog had a tendency to bite or had previously attacked or bitten someone, they can be held liable under the “dangerous dog” provisions in New York.

If a dog has been labeled as “dangerous,” the owner in New York is subject to strict liability, meaning they are fully responsible for all medical and veterinary expenses incurred by the victim due to the dog’s attack. To seek additional compensation for damages such as pain and suffering or lost wages, the victim must prove that the owner knew or should have known about the dog’s dangerous behavior but failed to take appropriate action, resulting in the victim’s injuries.

It’s important to note that in New York State, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the incident or discovery of injuries. This emphasizes the need to take prompt action if you have been injured in a dog attack to protect your legal rights.

Common Dog Attack Injuries

Dog attacks can lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions like broken or fractured bones. Our trusted Queens dog bite lawyers have noted that the following injuries are common throughout dog attack cases:

It is important to prioritize your well-being by seeking medical attention promptly after a dog bite incident. Once you’ve been evaluated by a healthcare professional, don’t hesitate to contact The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. Our team of Queens dog bite attorneys will support you from the initial consultation all the way through to the final settlement.

What Should I Do After a Queens Dog Attack?

After a dog attack, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Seek Medical Attention. Your health and safety should be the top priority. Even if the injuries seem minor, it is crucial to get evaluated by a healthcare professional. They can assess the extent of your injuries and provide appropriate treatment.
  • Document the Incident. Take photos and videos of your injuries, the location of the attack, the dog that attacked you, and any other relevant evidence.
  • Gather Information. Obtain the contact information of the dog owner, as well as any witnesses to the attack.
  • Report the Incident. Contact your local animal control or law enforcement agency to report the dog attack.
  • Consult with a Dog Bite Attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys provide expert guidance and will help you navigate through the legal process from the initial phone call to the final settlement.

By following these steps, you can protect your legal rights and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and damages. Remember, it is important to act quickly, as there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim in New York. Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and see what your case is worth.

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What Damages Can I Recover After Being Bitten by a Dog?

Getting compensation can be a difficult and complex process in the aftermath of any dog bite accident. In the case of a dog bite attack, the extent of your injuries, the resulting damages, and the specific details surrounding the accident all play significant roles in determining the compensation you are entitled to and receive. Damages collected following dog attacks include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Potential future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more…

Call The Barnes Firm After a Queens Dog Bite

At The Barnes Firm, we understand how overwhelming and life-altering dog attacks can be for victims. That’s why we’re dedicated to defending your rights and helping you get the best result possible from your individual case.

Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 to speak with a trusted Queens dog bite lawyer today. It could be the best call you make.

 

Our team of experienced dog bite attorneys proudly serve Queens and surrounding areas: Arverne, Astoria, Astoria Heights, Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Heights, Bayswater, Beechhurst, Bellaire, Belle Harbor, Bellerose, Blissville, Bowne Park, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Broadway-Flushing, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Chinatown, College Point, Ditmars, Douglas Bay, Douglas Manor, Douglaston Park, Douglaston Hill, Douglaston-Little Neck, Downtown Flushing, Dutch Kills, Edgemere, Electchester, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, Flushing, Fort Totten, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hamilton Beach, Hammels, Hillcrest, Hilliswood, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Howard Beach, Howard Park, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Koreatown, Laurelton, Lindeon Hill, Little Egypt, Little Neck, Little Neck Hills, Long Island City, Malba, Meadowmere, Murray Hill, Neponsit, Oakland Gardens, Ozone Park, Pines, Pomonok, Queens Village, Queensboro Hill, Ramblersville, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Rockwood Park, Rosedale, Roxbury, Seaside, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Steinway, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Gardens, The Hole, Tudor Village, Utopia, Warnerville, Westmoreland, Whitestone, Willets Point, Winchester Estates, Woodhaven, Woodside, and more…

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