New York Dog Bite Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims Heal
A dog bite can be a traumatic event that results in serious and permanent injury. Vicious dog attacks cause numerous deaths every year. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States seeks medical attention for a dog bite-related injury. It is further estimated for every dog bite that is reported, three go unreported.
A dog bite will often result in permanent scarring, nerve damage, and a significant risk of infection. Many times, there is psychological harm that lasts well beyond the physical injury. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our dog bite accident attorneys in New York go above and beyond to help dog bite victim clients on the road to recovery.
Call us for a free consultation at (888) 365-4940, or contact us online. We’re available 24/7 for your convenience.
Holding Dog Owners Accountable
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, big or small, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. Generally, dog owners are liable for any injuries that their pets cause if the owner knew the dog had vicious propensities and/or if the injury was caused by unreasonable carelessness on the part of the owner.
New York Dog Bite Statute
According to New York Agriculture & Markets Code section 123, the owner of a dangerous dog is liable if their dog causes injuries to another person, livestock, of another person’s companion animal. The statute covers both injuries caused by bites and non-bite injuries, such as injuries sustained if a dog causes a person to fall.
New York law states that a dangerous dog is one that:
- Attacks and either injures or kills a person, farm animal, or pet without justification
- Behaves in a way that causes a reasonable person to believe that the dog poses a "serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death"
Law enforcement dogs on the job, however, are not considered dangerous dogs.
Protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. The New York dog bite accident attorneys at The Paris Law Group, PC are ready to fight for you. Call (888) 365-4940.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Construction Accident $2.5 Million
We were able to win a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a pretrial offer of $150,000 for our client who sustained injuries from a construction accident.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.