Anticipated Value Of Dog Bite Verdicts And Settlements In New York State

Anticipated Value Of Dog Bite Verdicts And Settlements

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The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that, in the United States, 4.5 million dog bite incidents occur each year and that 800,000 of these incidents require emergency medical attention. These attacks often leave victims with serious personal injuries. Dog bite attacks can have a horrific long-term impact on a victim and often lead to permanent scarring and ongoing suffering. Dog bites can leave a victim with physical and mental trauma.

Dog BiteIf you, or a loved one, were the victim of a dog bite attack, you might be entitled to compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., located in Buffalo, New York, has a track record of success with personal injury cases. Our team of hardworking Buffalo, New York dog bite personal injury lawyers will help ease the burden of your dog bite injury case. Contact us today to receive a FREE consultation on your case. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Call 716-839-3939 or contact us online today!

Compensation in a Dog Bite Incident

Compensation for dog bite attacks varies from state to state and is subject to the laws and regulations of each state. Out of all 50 states in the United States of America, New York has, on average, the fourth-highest number of dog bite incidents every year.

The Insurance Information Institute states the following facts about dog bite claims:

  1. Nearly 18 thousand dog bite claims were brought against insurance companies nationwide in one recent year;
  2. Of those, 893 of them were brought in New York State;
  3. The combined cost of these 893 New York claims was $49.83 million;
  4. The average cost per claim in New York State was $55,800; and
  5. New York State has the highest average payout per claim out of all 50 states.

Typically, dog owners will have coverage for dog bites in their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. Any claims made will be against this policy. If the payout from a dog bite attack is greater than the insurance coverage, the dog owner could be forced to make up the difference. If you were injured in a dog bite attack and it can be proven that the dog owner failed to take action to keep others safe from their dangerous dog, you might be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

If you have suffered the trauma of a dog bite attack, you should seek legal counsel. While you might be unsure if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, a FREE consultation from the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will help you better understand your options. Do not miss out on your chance for compensation by failing to seek help. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today! Our team of Buffalo, New York dog bite personal injury lawyers strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Let us begin the fight for you today! Call 716-839-3939 now!

Holding a Dog Owner Liable

Dog Attack - OwnerBefore you can be compensated for your dog bite injury, it is important to understand what it takes to prove a dog owner liable for your attack. In New York State, it can be difficult to hold a dog owner accountable.

When it comes to dog bites, New York state has what is referred to as a “One Bite Rule.” Under the One Bite Rule, an owner is only liable for a dog’s actions if the owner knew ahead of time that the dog was dangerous. According to New York State Law, a dog is considered dangerous if it has a history of biting or attacking. If a dog has been involved in a serious incident before, a judge might have declared it to be dangerous at that time. The One Bite Rule means that, if a dog bites someone and it is the first time that dog has ever bitten or committed an act that would be considered dangerous, then the dog and owner might not be liable for the attack.

It is sometimes difficult to hold a dog owner accountable in a dog bite accident because of the One Bite Rule. In order to receive compensation, a victim must prove that the owner knew their dog was dangerous before the attack occurred. If there is no official documentation of any other incidents with that dog, then proving liability can be difficult.

If there were any witnesses to your dog bite attack, it is imperative that they make a personal statement as to what occurred, and you should make a formal statement to the authorities yourself. Even if it cannot help you with your case, it could help keep someone else safe in the future.

Are you unsure how to navigate New York’s One Bite Rule for your dog bite attack case? The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. Our top rated team of dog bite personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York, will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve. Remember, there is never a fee until we WIN for you. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today! We will investigate your case, help determine liability, and fight tenaciously for you. Do not wait! Call 716-839-3939 now!



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