Were you injured when someone else’s dog bit you? Are you now facing medical bills and other challenges as a result of a dog bite? If you were bit and hurt by someone else’s dog, you very well could deserve compensation for your injuries. Gratt & Associates, has helped clients from all walks of life to be able to receive damages for dog bite injuries. To take the first steps towards a successful outcome, schedule a free case evaluation with a dog bite injury attorney from Gratt & Associates.
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about cases involving dog bites.
How Do I Know if I Have a Dog Bite Injury Case?
You have a dog bite injury case in the state of New York if the negligence of the dog’s owner directly led to the dog biting you. Additionally, this bite has to have caused you injuries. Beyond that, (and this is where it can get a bit murky), the dog has to have been determined to have been a “dangerous dog.”
“The One-Bite Rule”
See, in NY, we have the “strict liability” law in terms of dog bites. That means the owner is responsible if the dog bites someone. That’s true unless it’s the first time the dog bit someone. The latter is referred to as “The One-Bite Rule.”
The first time the dog causes harm the owner may not be liable because, as the dog had never caused harm before, the owner will not have been aware that they could.
As you can see, these cases can become quite complicated quickly. It’s in your best interest to reach out to attorneys with New York dog bite experience.
What Should I Do After a Dog Bite Accident?
Get yourself to safety. To the extent that you can, separate yourself from the dog as well as anything else that can cause further harm. Get medical attention as quickly as you can. Even if it doesn’t seem like you’ve been hurt, you don’t know the dog, where they’ve been, what their health is like, etc.
Then, once you’ve done all of that, reach out to Gratt & Associates for a free case evaluation. In the State of New York, you have three years from the date of the bite to file a case.
Gratt & Associates: Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in NY
When you reach out to Gratt & Associates and they take your case, the firm gets right to work putting together the best case on your behalf. That means conducting a thorough investigation, collecting all of the evidence, to see what really happened and harnessing it for your case.
You can receive damages for any medical bills the dog injury led to, yes, as well as your pain, suffering, and so much more. When you’ve been bitten by someone else’s dog, you don’t have to just “take it.” Gratt & Associates has a proven track record of helping clients every step of the way. Schedule a free case evaluation today.