Dog and other animal attacks are terrifying and potentially deadly incidents that also fall under premises liability law. Pet owners are responsible for damages. Victims can suffer devastating head injuries, nerve damage and disfiguring scars that can require painful and expensive surgeries to correct. Dog bite injury to a child can result in additional long-term mental and emotional trauma, and in many cases, death.
At Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, our experienced personal injury attorneys help make things right for victims and their families following an unprovoked dog bite or animal attack. From our White Plains and New York City law offices, we represent people throughout Westchester County and surrounding areas, against negligent pet owners.
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Unlike many other states with statutes holding dog owners liable in a dog bite case, New York state law has no such dog-bite statute. However, local leash and restraint laws that can differ from city to city may hold pet owners accountable for injuries to visitors on their property if a dog was not secured on a leash or if proper steps were not taken to leash a dog to prevent an attack.
Our attorneys know state laws and lawsuit procedures, and we have the resources necessary to successfully pursue dog bite and similar premises liability cases. Costs of medical treatments for dog bites are typically high. From emergency room and surgical expenses to correct disfigurement, to mental health costs for therapy and other long-term needs, we can help ensure you recover the full damages you are entitled to, including lost wages and pain and suffering.
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