Did A Dangerous Dog Attack You Or Your Child?
Every year, thousands of people suffer serious and disfiguring injuries from dog bites. Young children are the most frequent victims, but repairmen, delivery personnel, joggers and other adults are also susceptible. Under New York law, a dog owner who fails to confine or control a dog known to have a "prior vicious propensity" can be held liable for injuries that dog causes.
After a dog bite, it is essential to seek prompt medical attention. You should also contact police or your local animal control authority and — if you know or believe your injuries are serious — you should get in touch with us at the Law Offices of Joseph J. Tock. We will take your situation seriously and treat you with genuine compassion as we consider all legal options.
Decades Of Experience Earning Results In Complex Injury Cases
Joseph J. Tock is an experienced Mahopac lawyer for dog bite victims. He understands applicable laws and builds compelling, impeccably prepared cases for trial or settlement. Our legal team is also adept at determining:
- Whether an offending dog's vicious propensity can be proven with evidence of prior bites or accounts from people being charged or seeing it running loose
- Whether homeowners insurance, another type of coverage or other means of financial recovery are available
- How much compensation should be sought for various types of injuries, including lacerations that may leave permanent scarring, emotional trauma and more
While pit bull terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermans and some other dog breeds are fairly notorious for aggressive behavior, any dog can bite and do damage. If you or your child has been attacked by a dog in Putnam County, Dutchess County or Westchester County, we want to know about it and do all we can to help.
Call 845-208-5995 For Knowledgeable, Trustworthy Legal Guidance
We offer free personal injury consultations and case evaluations. You do not have to be concerned about the cost of legal counsel or representation, because we will charge no attorney fees unless we pursue your valid case and obtain financial compensation for you. For prompt attention to your needs, contact us by telephone or email anytime.