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Queens Dog Bite Lawyer

Queens Dog Bite LawyerDog bites can be catastrophic, leading to serious injuries and, in some cases, death. If a dog has bitten you or a family member in Queens, New York, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC at (347) 507-3884 or contact us for help immediately. Our Queens dog bite lawyers are here to help you fight for accountability and get the money you deserve.

Since 1992, our legal team has served dog bite injury victims and families in the borough of Queens and throughout New York City. We fight tirelessly for our clients and put more than three decades of combined experience behind every case. Our attorneys get top results in the process – totaling more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts to date.

Let us help you fight to get the compensation you deserve for your dog bite injury. Your first consultation is absolutely free, so give us a call to schedule yours today.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Dog Bite in Queens, NY

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Dog Bite in Queens, NY

Dogs are man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they’re not capable of causing a lot of harm. Victims, especially young children, can get seriously injured if a dog becomes aggressive. Dog owners – and other potentially liable parties – must be held accountable.

Our Queens personal injury lawyers are here to make that happen for you.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’re award-winning attorneys with a reputation for getting the best results for our clients. We’ll be your fiercest ally and stand up to insurance companies and defensive dog owners while you focus on getting better.

A Queens injury attorney will handle every aspect of your case, such as:

  • Investigating the dog bite to determine why it happened and how it could have been avoided
  • Identifying who, other than the dog’s owner, may be liable for your resulting injuries and trauma
  • Consulting with leading accident and injury specialists while we analyze evidence, build your claim, and assess what your case is worth
  • Defending you against claims that you provoked the dog or share responsibility for the attack

Our experienced lawyers will lead negotiations and work tirelessly to secure the best possible settlement agreement for your family. If other parties refuse to cooperate or offer a fair deal, our accomplished trial attorneys will be ready to take your case to a Queens jury.

Get in touch with our legal team to learn more. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. There’s absolutely no cost to hire our law firm unless we win your case.

How Common Are Dog Bites in Queens?

According to the City of New York, thousands of dog bites occur every year. No borough reports more dog bite injuries than Queens.

In 2021, there were a total of 2,788 dog bites across all of NYC. Of those, 30 percent – or 842 dog bites – happened in Queens.

That’s an average of two to three dog attacks every single day.

Statistically speaking, about half of dog bite attacks involve children. The vast majority (68%) are kids under the age of five.

Who’s Responsible For the Costs of My Dog Bite Injuries?

Anyone who directly or indirectly contributes to a dog bite can be responsible for the resulting trauma.

A thorough investigation might reveal that one or more of the following parties are liable:

  • Dog owners
  • Property owners
  • Businesses
  • Landlords
  • Building management
  • Third parties who incite or provoke the dog
  • Pet sitters

You can potentially recover compensation from anyone who had control over the situation and owed you a duty of care. Our Queens dog bite attorneys will carefully assess the situation and seek damages from anyone who put you in harm’s way.

Does New York Have a One Bite Rule?

A one-bite rule means that dogs get “one free bite” before their owners are liable for their aggressive tendencies.

New York doesn’t have a strict one-bite rule. Its dog bite law is more of a hybrid between negligence and strict liability.

Strict Liability and Dog Bites in Queens

No matter the dog’s history of aggression, dog owners will be strictly liable for medical bills and costs related to an attack. However, the owner will not be strictly liable for other costs unless the dog has bitten someone in the past. That only happens once the dog has a documented history of aggression.

That’s not to say that owners can’t be responsible for other costs if their dog hasn’t bitten anyone before.

NY Dog Owners Can Be Liable For Negligence Regardless of the Dog’s History

If a dog’s owner (or another party) is negligent in watching, managing, or controlling an animal, they can be financially responsible for the costs of an attack. This is true, regardless of whether the dog is classified as a “dangerous dog” based on past behavior.

Negligence might include:

  • Not having a properly fenced-in yard
  • Failing to have a dog on a leash in a public space
  • Allowing a dog to roam freely around a neighborhood
  • Taking a dog into a space where dogs are prohibited

Owners can also be accountable if they intentionally instruct a dog to attack or harm another person.

What’s My Queens, NY Dog Bite Case Worth?

The value of a dog bite case will depend on many factors, such as:

  • The age of the victim
  • The types of injuries suffered
  • The extent and long-term consequences of those injuries
  • How the trauma of being attacked by a dog affects the victim
  • Whether the victim is able to return to work or how their injuries affect their earning capacity
  • Whether the victim shares responsibility for the attack

The younger the victim – and the more catastrophic the injury – the higher the value of a related personal injury case. That’s the general rule, at least. Every situation is different, and every victim is unique. It’s critical to speak with an experienced dog bite attorney in Queens about the specifics of your individual case.

What Compensation Can I Get For a Dog Bite Injury in Queens?

Both economic and non-economic damages can be awarded to dog bite injury victims in Queens, New York.

This can include money for all of your financial costs and your pain and suffering.

Our dog bite attorneys will aggressively seek damages for your:

  • Medical bills (present and future)
  • Lost wages and income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Chronic pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Nursing assistance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental anguish
  • PTSD

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm serving Queens to learn more about how we can help you seek maximum compensation for your dog bite injury.

What If I’m Getting Blamed For My Dog Bite Injury?

New York has pure comparative fault rules, which means that your damages can be reduced if you share fault for your dog bite injury.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that the majority of dog bite injury cases involve children. Typically, children – especially young kids – don’t appreciate the consequences of their actions. So, under the law, they may not be attributed any blame (even if they do technically share some of the fault).

It’s essential to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling dog bites and child injury cases. That’s why Oresky & Associates, PLLC should be your first call after a dog attack in Queens. Your initial case evaluation is free, so get in touch to discuss your case today.

We Handle All Dog Bite Injury Cases in Queens, NY

Our personal injury attorneys in Queens represent clients who, after being bitten by a dog, have suffered:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Injuries to the eyes and face
  • Degloving
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Infection

If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal dog attack, our wrongful death attorneys can also be of assistance. We’ll be there to fight for compensation while you focus on grieving your unimaginable loss.

What’s the Statute of Limitations For Dog Bite Injury Cases in New York?

The standard statute of limitations for dog bite cases in New York state is three years. For cases involving wrongful death, families will have just two years to take action.

Don’t let the deadline that applies to your case go by without acting. If that happens, you’ll lose the right to recover the money your family needs and deserves.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Trusted Queens Dog Bite Lawyer

Have you or your child been bitten by a dog in Queens? Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC to discuss your legal rights and options. You may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and suffering. Our Queens dog bite lawyers can help you fight to get every cent your family deserves.

We’ll put over 30 years of legal experience, a top-rate reputation, and incredible resources behind your dog bite injury case. Call our law office serving Queens, NY to get started with your initial case evaluation. Our team is standing by around the clock to take your call, so reach out for help today.

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