If you are bitten by someone else’s dog, it is important to find out certain things as soon as possible in order to strengthen your case.
* The most important information is the identity of the dog that bit you. If you cannot identify the dog, it is difficult to find the owner.
Next, you need an accurate description of the biting incident. Where were you? Where was the dog? What happened? Why did the dog attack? If there were witnesses to the attack, be sure to get their names and addresses.
* Keep a good record of your injuries. Particularly helpful are photographs showing the extent of your injuries before they heal and pictures of the scene at the time of the attack.
* Once you have as much of this information as you can get, you need to try to link the dog with the owner. Sometimes, this proves to be very easy. Other times, it is more difficult. If you have been injured by a dog, please contact us regarding your case. We can help you get the money you deserve.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates, with convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, can provide you advice relative to liability of a owner of a dog–or about injury for a bite. Without an attorney, you may not be protecting you and your loved ones or know all your rights.