When you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, there will undoubtedly be careful consideration of what comes next. You may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact our Hamburg personal injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation today and discuss your case.
Injured by a Dog Bite | Report It and Ask Questions
We have many situations where people are bit by dogs and the first thing you have to find out is whether that dog had its rabies shots. You have to identify who the owner is. You want to report it to the local police agency, or if they have a dog control person, report it to them. They can verify whether or not this dog had its shots. If it didn’t, you might be in a situation where they have to quarantine the dog and test it to make sure that you don’t need to get sick. Beyond that, if it is a serious dog bite situation, the dog bite laws in New York are a little different than some other areas or some other states in that we have to show that the dog had some type of vicious propensity to act in the way it did before your actual incident. We like to get people out canvasing the areas, talking to neighbors, mailmen, UPS drivers, FedEx drivers, etc. People are in that neighborhood all the time that may have had contact with this dog that may be able to shed light on whether or not this dog has some vicious propensities in the past. If you want to know more about what to do when a dog bites you or someone you love, please call our Hamburg dog bite injury lawyers today to get a free case evaluation