Dog Bites Call For Skilled Legal Assistance
The laws in New York and New Jersey differ greatly and a thorough understanding of the laws applicable to dog bites and dog attacks is necessary to effectively represent victims of such attacks. This is why having an attorney who is experienced in dog bites is crucial. Turn to the skilled team at Albert Buzzetti & Associates, L.L.C.
There Are No Free Bites
In New York, it is generally thought that every dog gets one free bite. This is not the case, although it is required under New York law that the victim of a dog bite show that the owner or keeper (landlord) where a person was bitten knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensities/behavior.
Ordinarily a landlord is not responsible for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog, but a landlord owes a duty to the tenant or the tenant’s invitees to prevent injury by the tenant’s dog if the landlord is aware of the presence of the animal on the property and is aware of its vicious propensities.
Prevention And Treatment Of Infection Or Scarring
Dog bites frequently result in scarring, nerve damage and disfigurement that require plastic surgery and forever change the lives of victims. We will fight aggressively for your right to compensation for pain and suffering due to scarring, nerve damage and disfigurement as well as for reimbursement for medical bills. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after a dog bite to prevent infection and scarring.
You may hesitate to sue a neighbor, friend or relative whose dog has bitten you or a family member. However, it is important to know that a pet owner’s homeowners insurance usually covers costs that victims face, including:
- Medical treatment
- Wage replacement when time is lost from work as a result of the dog bite
- Plastic surgery in the case of disfigurement or amputation caused by a pit bull mauling or other vicious dog bite or attack
- Psychological counseling
- Pain and suffering of a child or adult who may experience lasting fears or trauma
Never Assume That You Don’t Have A Claim
Perhaps your child was trespassing when the attack occurred. This does not automatically mean you are not eligible for compensation. Call the law offices of Albert Buzzetti & Associates. We welcome your inquiry and are eager to evaluate your case in a free initial consultation. Contact our office by email to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York or New Jersey dog bite injury attorney. Or call our lawyers at 201-308-5313 or 866-237-8202.