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Siben & Siben Long Island Dog Bite Lawyers

Siben & Siben Long Island Dog Bite Lawyers

A dog bite can be incredibly traumatic, leaving behind severe and sometimes lifelong injuries.  If you or someone that you love has been bitten by a dog, it is important that you seek medical attention right away and then contact Siben & Siben Long Island dog bite lawyers as soon as possible.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) figures show that nearly five million people each year are bitten by dogs. That’s nearly two percent of the population of the U.S.  Children are the most vulnerable to dog bites, and one in seven dog bite victims is a child. Children almost always suffer more serious dog bite injuries than adults.

Liability in a Dog Bite Case

Although laws determining liability in dog bite cases vary some from state to state, nearly all states hold the owner of a dog liable when it attacks, particularly is they knowingly keep a dog that has bitten someone in the past, or if they knew that the dog had violent tendencies.  In legal circles, this has become known as the “one free bite” rule that sometimes shields dog owners from liability in some instances.  New York is a one-bite state.  Nearly all states will place liability on a dog that attacks on the order of someone and in instances where someone ordered a dog to attack, the person can also be charged with the crime of battery.

Siben & Siben Long Island dog bite lawyers can help you navigate the court system when it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of a dog that has bitten you or your loved one.  Under the law, the owner of a dangerous dog is liable for medical costs, time lost from work, and pain and suffering as a result of a dog bite.  In some instances, a residential property owner, landlord, or commercial property owner can also be held liable for injuries sustained from a dog bite.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact Siben & Siben Long Island dog bite lawyers right away to protect your rights and seek legal ramifications and damages from the responsible party.