Dog Bite Attorney Garden City, NY
& Dog Bite Attorney Long Island, NY

Every year millions of innocent people are seriously injured or even suffer wrongful death as the result of a dog bite. if you or a loved one are the victim of a dog bite or attack, contact the  Dog Bite Attorney in Garden City, NY at The Law Office of Frederick Altschuler.

NY Dog Bite Law

NYS has a “one bite rule” which essentially means that a dog is allowed “one free bite” where the owner will not be held liable for damages. There are exceptions to this rule such as:

  • The owner did not properly control the dog
  • The owner is in violation of any various dog laws such as not wearing a leash where one is required
  • The dog has a dangerous nature and the owner knew or should have known
  • The owner knows his dog is aggressive and warns others that his dog bites
  • The dog has a tendency to snap at people
  • The owner tells people his dog is an attack dog

Who pays For Your Damage \ Injuries:

Once Liability is established, hopefully with the help of a dog bite attorney in Long Island, NY, who will pay for your damages ? There are many types of insurance that will cover dog bites such as:

  • Home owners Coverage
  • Renters Insurance
  • Commercial policies covering stores or businesses

However, you must be aware that for some dog bites there may not be ANY coverage because most carriers will not insure certain breeds of dogs that they deem “dangerous. Among these breeds are the following:

  • Dobermans
  • Rottweilers
  • Akitas
  • German Shepherds
  • Chows
  • Great Danes
  • Many other large powerful breeds

Personally, I do not believe there are “bad” breeds or dangerous breeds. What I do believe is there are many negligent, irresponsible & dangerous dog owners. Unfortunately, when a powerful breed is in the hands of a bad owner, accidents do happen, & the ramifications can be very severe. A dog bite victim can sustain serious permanent injuries and even death. If you are the victim of a dog attack or bite contact a dog bite attorney in Long Island, NY at The Law Office of Frederick Altschuler and our dog bite attorney in Garden City, NY and let us help & guide you through this terrible experience.