New York Dog Bite Attorneys
Serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, and you want to hold the owner of that dog responsible for any injury and financial loss by the attack, you have rights in New York State. You need an experienced dog bite lawyer in new York who knows how to fight for your rights.
A dog bite can cause serious injuries resulting in pain, nerve injuries, and scarring. In NY State, dog owners can be held legally responsible for the behavior of their dog if they knew or should have known of their dog’s vicious propensities.
Can the Dog Owner Be Liable if Their Dog Bites Someone
If you or a loved one suffers from a dog attack or bite, you can hold the owner of the dog liable for your damages. This includes medical bills and damages such as the lost time at work. You may also be eligible for substantial compensation for pain and suffering, especially if you have long-lasting injuries or scarring as a result of the attack.
Unfortunately, children are often the victim of vicious dog attacks. As a parent, you have the right to bring your child’s claim to the insurance company and ultimately to court if a reasonable settlement demand is refused. Our firm has extensive experience in representing minor children and their parents following dog attacks.
Dog Bite Lawyers in NY State
A dog bite lawsuit in New York State is best handled by an aggressive legal team, who is prepared to illustrate the impact of the dog attack on the life of the victim as well as their family members.
Similar to other personal injury lawsuits, your chance of winning a dog bite lawsuit is directly impacted by the law firm you choose to represent you. The personal injury lawyers of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy are highly qualified and experienced in obtaining settlements for dog bite victims.
Here are some of our results:
- $500,000 (full insurance policy limits) for facial scarring on a 21-year-old young woman
- $300,000 (Full insurance policy limits) for forehead scarring on a 5-year-old boy
- $275,000 for nerve damage in a 55-year-old woman’s forearm caused by a dog bite
- $45,000 for scarring and the calf of a 45-year-old woman
- $25,000 for puncture wounds and scarring on the leg of a 32-year postal worker
Note that each case is unique and will justify differing compensation which will be limited by available insurance coverage. Normally, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance carrier will pay any settlement or award.
Pay No Legal Fees Up Front for Your Attorney
When we take on a personal injury lawsuit, like a dog bite, the legal team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy makes the commitment to invest the resources necessary to bring the case to settlement or trial without billing fees to the client until a settlement or trial is won. Sadly, a victim of a dog attack may decide not to seek legal aid because they think it is too expensive to pursue. However, we operate on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost or fee unless we win.
Due to the common practice of contingency fee compensation for law firms representing clients of personal injury cases including dog attacks, you can afford to hire one of the best law firms in Upstate New York to represent you without incurring any out-of-pocket expenses.
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Hiring a Personal Injury Dog Bite Law Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite or dog attack in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Columbia, Fulton, or a surrounding Upstate NY County, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
By hiring our firm, you can put one of the most experienced and respected law firms in New York State on your case today.
Call Us Today to schedule a free consultation by phone or in-person with one of our dog bite lawyers. Our legal team will work with you to schedule your meeting at a convenient time and location. We serve dog bite victims and other personal injury cases in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York!
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:
- Auto Vehicle Accident
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Snowmobile/ATV Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Trip and Fall
- Worker Compensation
- Disability Insurance
- Wrongful Death
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Defective Products
- Construction and Workplace Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Medical Negligence and Malpractice
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