Did you know that 6,600 children under the age of 20 are treated each year for dog bites in New York State alone, according to the New York Department of Health? Additionally, more than 200 of those bites are so severe that they required hospitalization. Dog bites can happen anywhere, but most often occur in the home or a familiar environment for the animal. Additionally, while many consider their dogs well behaved, all dogs may bite, regardless of size or past behavior.
If you or your child have been bitten by a dog in New York State, you have legal rights. A dog bite can result in the owner of the dog being held responsible for any injury, disability or death caused by the attack. Dog owners are required to license each dog, and they are legally responsible for the behavior of that dog.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, please contact the law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience with dog bite lawsuits and are available to meet you at any of our four regional offices located in Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, NY. Call us today at (518) 274-5820; we are here to help.