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Marc Albert Represents Victims of Dog Bites, A Very Complex Area of Law

If you have suffered severe injuries from a dog bite, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury. In New York, dog bite laws put limitations on when a person may receive damages from a dog bite. Your best bet is to call our office for a free consultation to discuss your case if a dog bit you or a loved one.

New York has a “One Bite” Law.

New York’s “One Bite” law states that an owner is liable for injuries caused by their dog if they had prior knowledge of dangerous behavior.

Just because a dog has never bitten anyone, does not mean that you have no case. There does not have to be a history of biting if the dog has shown behavior that might be considered a danger to others.

If a dog is known to bark viciously from behind a fence or inside a house, that may be enough to meet the legal test of showing a tendency toward dangerous behavior. Other considered behaviors may be:

  • Jumping on people
  • Chasing people or other animals
  • Previous instances of biting people or other animals
  • A dog that has been trained to fight
  • Prior behavior has led to official complaints

New York City and Long Island Municipalities do not allow a “Dog at Large.”

Law requires a leash 6 feet or shorter when away from the owner’s premises.

Legally, an unleashed dog is “at large.” Dogs are considered “at large” if the leash is longer than six feet. A dog does not need to be on a leash when on the owner’s property or within the gates of an official town Dog Run.

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    When is an Owner not Liable for an Injury from a dog bite?

    New York’s “One Bite” law allows that if an owner did not know about prior dangerous behavior, the owner may be responsible for the first incident involving their dog. The law also protects owners if the dog has shown no propensity to violent or dangerous behavior. New York law also protects dogs and their owners in certain situations. If a person trespasses onto a property and dog bites the trespasser, then the dog and owner may not be held liable.

    Regardless of a dog’s history or tendency, dogs can be unpredictable. If provoked, dogs are going to respond to protect themselves and their owners. If attacked after provoking a dog, the law protects the owner from liability.

    Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

    If a dog has injured you by biting or jumping on you, you may receive compensation from the owner. With the New York One-Bite law, circumstances may not be as clear-cut as they may seem.  Call Marc Albert to discuss your case. There is no risk to you. We only work on contingency.  Contingency means we only get paid if there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.

    Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. With offices in Astoria, Downtown Brooklyn, and Syosset, we serve clients throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Call us at 855-252-3788.

    If you have been injured by a dog bite, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.
    Our office is available 24 hours a day.
    Marc Albert has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in all kinds of personal injury cases.
    We have offices in 3 convenient locations. If you cannot travel, Marc will come to you.

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    Astoria Office
    32-72 Steinway St
    Astoria , NY 11103
    Phone: 347.472.5080

    Syosset Office
    175 Jericho Turnpike #104
    Syosset , NY 11791
    Phone: 516.926.3152

    Brooklyn Office
    558 Atlantic Avenue
    Brooklyn , NY 11217
    Phone: 347.472.5080

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