Victims of dog attacks who need compensation to heal should look no further than a Buffalo dog bite lawyer here at Ramos & Ramos. We have decades of experience handling personal injury claims throughout Western New York, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you as well. Contact us today.
Do I Need a Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyer?
If you were attacked by a dog, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. However, you should understand that dog bite lawsuits are notoriously complicated to win here in New York State, in large part because of the “one free bite” rule. This is why anyone who wishes to pursue financial compensation for a dog attack must not move forward with a claim without an experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney on their side.
Common Injuries Sustained in Dog Attacks
As you can imagine, dog attacks often result in serious, even detrimental injuries to victims. Just some of the most common injuries caused by dog attacks are as follows:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Nerve damage
- Head injuries
New York’s “One Free Bite” Rule
New York State observes what is known as the “one free bite rule.” Essentially, this rule means that if a dog attacks a person unprovoked, yet the dog owner had no reason to believe the dog could demonstrate “vicious propensities” (i.e. the dog had never attacked anyone before), you may not be able to win a lawsuit against the dog owner.
That said, if you can prove that the dog owner either knew or should have reasonably known that the dog had a propensity for violence, failed to keep the dog under control, and you were injured as a result, you should have a valid claim against the dog owner.
After a Dog Attack
After sustaining an injury in a dog attack, it is paramount that you seek the medical treatment you need as quickly as possible. You can do so by calling 911. Additionally, you should do your best to get the dog owner’s contact information, take pictures of your injuries, and gather the contact information of anyone who saw your accident.
Once you are treated in a hospital, you should gather your medical documents and reach out to a Buffalo dog bite lawyer who can do additional research into the attack. For example, our firm can interview neighbors to see if they knew the dog posed a danger, we can obtain veterinary records, and in some cases, we can obtain surveillance footage of the attack as it happened.
Contact a Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog attack victims can turn to Ramos & Ramos to aggressively fight for their rightful compensation. Don’t trust just any legal team to handle such a critical matter on your behalf–put your trust in us. We will do everything we can do to win you the full compensation to which you are entitled. Contact Ramos & Ramos today so we can get started.