Long Island Attorneys Helping Dog Bite Victims
Each year in the United States, more than four million people are injured in dog bite incidents. Cellino & Barnes has helped hundreds of dog bite victims in New York State. We know New York’s dog bite laws.
In New York, there is a "one bite rule", which means a dog owner cannot be held responsible for a dog’s first bite, unless the owner was negligent in his actions to control the dog, or if perhaps the owner allowed his dog to wander without being on a leash.
The "one bite rule" does not allow one free bite to a dog that is dangerous in nature. If the dog bite victim can prove that the dog has a reputation for being dangerous and the owner knew or should have known of this behavior, then the one bite rule will not apply.
A dog may be considered dangerous by nature if the dog snaps at people, if the dog owner tells people that his dog is an attack dog, if the dog owner cautions others that his dog bites, or if the dog wears a muzzle.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Long Island dog bite or have a question, call us now at 1-800-621-2020 or contact our Long Island Dog Bite Lawyers.
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