If you are injured by an animal attack, who pays?
Usually, it is the insurance policy covering the owner of the animal and/or the property where the attack occurred. Most homeowner’s policies will cover injuries caused by the homeowner’s pets, and some homeowners even carry special animal insurance coverage.That’s when an experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney can help. You need to decide how to get the injured person covered for his/her damages.
If the pet owner is not insured, this does not mean that he is off the hook. If he is legally liable for your injuries, he is also responsible for paying your damages, although they may be more difficult to collect.
The one person who should not have to pay is the victim: Your injuries are not your fault, and you should not have to bear the cost. If you or a loved one has suffered an animal attack, contact a New York Injury attorney at our office immediately.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates, with convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, can provide you advice related to animal bites–whether you are the dog owner or the injured party. Without an attorney, you may not be protecting you and your loved ones or taking the most advantage of all your rights.