Long Island Dog Bite Attorneys

Trust in a Team With 100+ Years of Combined Experience

Have you suffered an injury due to a dog bite? Were you a victim of any type of animal attack? Gruenberg Kelly Della can provide the strong representation required to resolve your complex case. Our Long Island dog bite lawyers are backed by more than 100 years of combined experience and have secured $100+ million in verdicts and settlements for clients over the years.

Our team is dedicated to giving injury victims the informed counsel and guidance they need to secure a positive result in their cases. You can rest assured knowing that you will receive quality representation and insightful legal services when you work with our firm. With our expertise and proven track record of success, we are more than prepared to bring justice to your dog bite case.

Call our office at (888) 305-6372 to share your story with our Long Island dog bite attorneys.

Handling All Types of Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites can be very painful and costly, causing extensive and unique injuries. In many cases, the victim is taken completely by surprise by an attacking dog. These cases can often be very difficult to resolve, as owner liability and negligence must be determined and proven. Our team of seasoned dog bite attorneys on Long Island knows how to handle these cases and can provide incisive representation during this time.

We fight for damages caused by the following types of injuries:

  • Cuts, puncture wounds, and lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Tissue loss
  • Sprains
  • Scars and infections
  • Emotional and mental trauma
  • Other various injuries

At our firm, we take the time to review your situation and form a comprehensive case that effectively demonstrates your right to compensation. Gruenberg Kelly Della treats each and every client with respect, dignity, and attention, always striving to go above and beyond to secure a favorable outcome.

Dog Bite Laws in New York

New York is a "mixed" state when it comes to dog bites, meaning that it incorporates both elements of strict liability and a "one bite" rule. Owners of "dangerous dogs" that have attacked or injured another person without provocation or behave in a way that causes a reasonable person to believe the dog poses a threat may be held strictly liable for all medical expenses their dogs should inflict to others. For other damages, such as pain and suffering or lost wages, injured parties must be able to show that the dog owner acted negligently or failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent the injuries from occurring. Dog owners may also be charged with a misdemeanor crime if their dangerous dog causes serious injury or death to another person as a result of negligence, such as by letting a known dangerous animal roam freely without a leash.

The law makes allowances for other circumstances in a bite case. For example, police dogs are not considered “dangerous” if they bite a criminal while carrying out official duties. Likewise, if the dog was protecting its home, puppies, or self from the person who was bitten, or was reacting to pain or suffering, it wouldn’t be considered a dangerous animal. Additionally, if the dog was provoked when it was harmed or abused by the person who was bitten or injured, the person is less likely to receive any compensation for the injury.

If you are ready to take the first step in your case, fill out a free evaluation. Our Long Island bog bite lawyers will look over the details of your situation and get in touch with you shortly.