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New York Personal Injury Attorneys:  Tacopina & Arnold
New York personal injury attorneys Joseph Tacopina and Rosemarie Arnold have helped numerous dog bite victims recover damages for their physical injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.  With years of litigation experience, Tacopina & Arnold have protected the rights and best interests of countless clients throughout the state of New York.  When you work with Tacopina & Arnold, you can be assured that you are retaining the services of knowledgeable, qualified attorneys who are well-respected within the legal community. 

Dog Bites Overview
All throughout the country, households have included dogs as members of their families.  For most people, dogs serve as companions, protectors, and friends.  While many dogs are approachable and friendly, some are not as innocuous.  Each year, approximately 350,000 people will be injured from a dog bite.  More disheartening is the fact that the majority of dog bite victims are children between the ages of 5 to 9.  Dog bites can lead to severe, complicated physical injuries, especially if the victim is a child.  For this reason, it is important that dog owners take responsibility for their domestic pet, and ensure the safety and well-being of others.   

Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite victim may sustain a variety of injuries.  In most cases, dog bite victims sustain injuries to their arm, hands, legs, or feet.  In other cases, victims have sustained injuries to their head and/or neck.  Approximately 64% of all 4 year old dog bite victims sustain serious injuries to their head and/or neck.  Dog bites and attacks can result in:

  • puncture wounds
  • skin infections
  • lacerations
  • hematoma
  • broken and/or fractured bones

New York Dog Owner Liability
The state of New York does not have a strict bite liability statute.  New York is a “one bite” state, which means that dog bite victims must prove that the dog has a history of biting people before they can take legal action.  If the victim can prove that the dog in question has a history of biting, or a vicious temperament, the victim may be able to hold the dog owner liable.  This means that the dog owner would be responsible for all injuries and costs incurred by the dog bite victim.      

New York Dog Bites Law Firm
Victims of dog bites face much physical and emotional discomfort.  If you have sustained a serious injury because of a dog bite, contact our reputable personal injury attorneys.  We can discuss your case with you and inform you of your legal options.      

The Law Firm of Tacopina & Arnold proudly serves clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and New York City. 

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