If you are filing a dog bite injury claim, determining who is the liable party in a dog bite case will be difficult without the services of an experienced New York injury lawyer. Our experienced dog bite lawyers are well-practiced and dedicated to recovering full compensation for our clients. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Liable Party in a Dog Bite Case | Negligence
If you were seriously injured by a dog, you very well may have a case. Depending on the circumstances, you will have a case against the dog owner if they were negligent (acted in a way that let this incident happen or did not take preventative measures). This will vary case to case, but typically the liability falls on the owner of the dog.
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Liable Party in a Dog Bite Case | Example
Let’s say, for instance, you were walking down the street and all of a sudden, a dog comes bounding out of a house and attacks you. Perhaps the owner of this dog did not have their front door closed or their fence locked, and their dog got out. This would be where that owner was acting negligently.
Liable Party in a Dog Bite Case | “Beware of Dog” Signs
You may be worried if you noticed a “BEWARE OF DOG” sign placed on this person’s property. It is understandable that you might be concerned that this would affect your ability to bring a claim, however this type of sign does not hold any weight of significance if this dog owner did not take measures to prevent their dog from attacking. A sign like that is not going to mean much if you were an innocent passerby that was severely hurt because someone else was being careless.
An experienced New York dog bite lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible so they that can begin to gather vital information for your case. An experienced New York dog bite lawyer at Brian Elbaum Law is prepared to take your case all the way. Please call our office today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can get you full and fair compensation for your injuries.