What to Do After a Dog Bite Injury in Buffalo

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2019 | Buffalo Law Blog, Dog Bites, Firm News

What to Do After a Dog Bite Injury in Buffalo

Were you recently attacked by a neighborhood dog and are wondering what to do after a dog bite injury in Buffalo? Whether it was the pet of a close friend or a stray animal that got loose, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you retrieve full compensation.

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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.

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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 have serious injuries as the result of a dog bite please contact our experienced Hamburg dog bite lawyers today. We offer a free case evaluation and would be happy to go over the details of your case and explain your rights.