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Pets are the responsibility of their owners, but thousands of people are injured by dog bites occur every year. A domestic dog is simply a dog that has an owner, and does not imply that the dog is trained or controlled. However, any individual who owns an animal is responsible for that animal’s actions, and many dogs that have bitten people in the past may do so again.
New York is a “one-bite state,” meaning that if the owner of a dog knows, or should know, that their dog is vicious, they can be held liable for damages beyond medical bills. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC can help get you or your loved one compensation if they have been bit by a dangerous dog.
Dog Bites can be Serious
A dog bite can cause serious personal injury and be even life-threatening. Some dogs are inherently dangerous or trained to be vicious, and may bite the victim and not let go. Many owners will try to avoid having their dog taken from them after it has bitten someone through promises of keeping the animal away from outside human contact. However, because animals can escape from their enclosures, this is rarely an acceptable solution. They may also turn around and injure their owner or their owner’s family.
Some of the most severely affected victims of animal attacks are small children, who may suffer a disfiguring injury or may even sometimes be killed by a dog. If a child has been killed by a dangerous dog, the family may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the dog’s owner for negligence.
Victims of Dog Bites have Rights
If you have suffered a serious personal injury because of a dog bite, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, loss of employment and more. Morelli Ratner PC is a law firm dedicated to defending and furthering the rights of our clients, regardless of age or degree of injury. Our experienced attorneys are aggressive in making sure our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, please contact the dedicated dog bite attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today to learn more about your legal options. We serve clients throughout Long Island, Staten Island, New York City, as well as the states of New York and New Jersey.