We Represent Individuals Involved in Dog Bite Cases.

As one of the Hudson Valley’s most respected and diverse personal injury law firms, we are proud of our reputation as attorneys dedicated to fighting for the injured throughout the Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange County NY area.

You should never assume that a dog owner is not financially liable for your injuries or your child’s injuries. This is true even if the dog was locked up and a “Beware of Dog” sign was posted. In New York, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets. It is important to note, however, that there are exceptions for police dogs and when a dog bite victim antagonizes an animal. In general, dog owners are liable for a dog bite victim’s medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent injuries from scarring, and other losses. Despite strict liability, there are several factors that must be considered in dog bite cases. At Ostrer & Associates, our lawyers .investigate all of those factors, including looking at the history of the dog to determine if it has bitten anyone in the past or demonstrated behavior consistent with a vicious propensity.

If Your Child is the Dog Bite Victim

Children — especially those under the age of five — do not have the mental sophistication to properly interpret a dog’s behavior or to recognize when they should not approach an animal. Also, children often suffer from particularly severe injuries because they do not have the means to defend themselves. These factors play a key role in damages.

Experienced Injury Attorneys on Your Side

To determine the full scope of the injuries you or your child has suffered, we consult with medical experts, plastic surgeons and psychologists. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we take the time to assess both the medical and emotional effects of a dog bite so we can seek a comprehensive damages award that fully addresses all the injuries sustained.

Our Dedicated Attorneys Work Diligently to Obtain Financial Damages for People Suffering from the Following Kinds of Injuries Due to a Dog Bite or Other Domesticated Animal Attack:

  • Severe lacerations
  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Deep muscle injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfigurement
  • Torn tendons
  • Amputations
  • Lost eye
  • Emotional Stressors

If you or your child has been attacked by a dog, contact the experienced Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers of Ostrer & Associates, P.C. Since 1977, we have helped plaintiffs recover damages for injuries resulting from the negligence of others

P.O. Box 509
111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918