5 Dog Bite Tips

Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog? Check out these 5 dog bite tips for guidance, then call our New York lawyer to get started today.

1) Dog Bite Injuries

5 Dog Bite TipsIf you’re here, chances are you or someone you care about was attacked by a dog. One of the questions that I often hear is, “What types of injuries can one suffer because of a dog attack?” A lot of it depends on the size and breed of the dog. Some of the bigger dog breeds can cause significant damage. They can cause ripping of the skin. They can cause broken bones. My suggestion is that if you or someone you love was attacked by a dog and there was an injury sustained, that you contact our office so that we can guide you through the process of pursuing a claim against the owner of the dog.

2) Dog Bite Liability

If you’re here, chances are you or someone you care about was attacked by a dog in New York and you want to know if you have a claim against the owner of that dog. The answer is possibly. You need to know if the dog had a propensity to cause harm. Did that dog bite or attack anyone in the past? These are important issues that need to be addressed and investigated. I suggest that you contact our office. We’d be happy to sit down with you and answer any questions that you may have.

3) Dog Bite Insurance Coverage

I got a call the other day from a prospective client who told me that she was bit by a dog in New York. She wanted to know if the dog owner’s homeowner policy will cover her pain and suffering and medical bills. The answer is yes, the homeowner policy should cover that individual. I advised her to come to the office, and we could sit down and talk about the facts of the case, and begin the process of prosecuting a claim against the owner of the dog and the insurance carrier.

4) Questions to Ask the Owner After a Dog Bite

If you’re here, there’s a good chance that you or someone you care about was attacked by a dog. The question you may have is, “What should I say or ask the owner of that dog?” First, you want to find out if the dog has had proper vaccination for rabies; that’s very important. You also want to find out, either through the owner or other sources, whether or not that dog has bitten anyone in the past. Did that dog have the propensity to cause harm? That’s very important if you’re going to pursue a claim against the owner of the dog. My suggestion is that you contact our office so that we can listen to the facts of the case, we can ask you questions, you can ask us questions, and we can do what we can to help you.

5) Dog Bite Case Value

If you’re here, chances are you or someone you love was attacked by a dog in New York. One of the questions you may have is, “How much is my case worth?” The answer depends. It depends on, among other factors, the extent of the injuries. Are there broken bones? Are there lacerations? Was there ripping of the skin? Is there going to be scarring? Is there going to be a permanent problem? If it’s a broken bone or restriction of motion, that’s permanent in nature. These are the factors that need to be looked at. What I would suggest is that you contact a competent New York attorney to evaluate the case and guide you through the process.


Were you or a loved one attacked by an animal and have questions about our 5 dog bite tips? Contact a New York dog bite lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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