While dogs are truly “man’s best friend,” the unfortunate reality is that in many cases, dogs can become vicious, generally when they are improperly trained. That being said, if you are someone who has recently been a victim of a serious dog bite in Brooklyn, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury attorney to learn more about dog bites and how our firm can help you through every step of the personal injury claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I sue a dog owner if I am bitten by his/her dog?
The first thing you should do after sustaining an injury in a dog bite is to call the police, seek medical treatment, and ensure you receive the dog owner’s contact information. You will then have to hire a knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury attorney who can work to prove that the dog owner either did not have control over his or her dog at the time of the attack, and that you were injured in the attack wither while lawfully on the dog owner’s private property, or while you were in a public place. If, however, you were trespassing on the dog owner’s property, or you were teasing the dog/otherwise provoked the attack, there is a very good chance that you will not have a valid lawsuit.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State?
After sustaining an injury in an accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim promptly. While understandably, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own, the truth is, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. This is, in large part, because of the fact that there is a statute of limitations in place in Brooklyn and New York State regarding the amount of time the wrongly injured will have to sue the liable party for their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. We are ready to help you today.
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