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Bronx Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

Dogs can be wonderful pets, but not all dogs are well-trained or well-behaved enough to be safe around people. When dogs lash out, they can cause serious, deforming, and even fatal injuries.

New York dog bite victims may have a right to damages through a personal injury claim, compensation that can help them afford the costs of their medical injuries and compensate them for the trauma, pain, and suffering caused by a dog bite.

The committed and professional New York City dog bite injury lawyers at the Kohn Law Firm can help you determine whether filing a lawsuit based on your dog bite injuries is the right choice for you. Contact the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Firm today for a no-cost consultation on your dog bite claim.

Dog Bites Injure Thousands Nationwide Each Year

There are about 90 million dogs being kept as pets across the US. While most are loving and safe towards their owners and others, millions of Americans are injured by dogs each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that 4.5 million people across the country are bitten by a dog every year. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in a report, about 316,000 people needed to visit the emergency room after a dog bite in 2008, and about 9,500 required extended hospitalization. Children are especially vulnerable to serious injury from dog attacks.

Dog bites can cause many types of injuries, including:

Owners of Dogs with Violent Tendencies Can Be Held Liable for the Injuries Their Dogs Cause

You may have heard that there is a “one-bite rule” under New York law, where dog owners cannot be held legally responsible for injuries caused by their dog if it is the first time that the dog has bitten someone. This is not necessarily true. New York dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their dogs when the victim can show that the owner knew or should have known that their dog had dangerous or vicious propensities. This means that evidence such as eyewitness testimony describing the dog lunging aggressively, snarling at a stranger, or baring its teeth, can be used to support a claim that the owner should have known their dog was a threat to others’ safety before it bit the victim. A seasoned New York dog bite lawyer can help you prove your right to damages after a bite by presenting evidence of the dog’s violent tendencies.

Call the Kohn Law Firm after a Dog Bite Injury in The Bronx

If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog bite in New York, get seasoned and aggressive legal help recovering the money you’re owed by contacting the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Firm for a free consultation at 718-409-1200.

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Client Testimonials

Erion Sala
Erion Sala
October 27, 2023
Great lawyer. Highly recommended!
Anthony Paone
Anthony Paone
September 15, 2021
The Kohn Law Firm and its staff are very knowledgeable and caring
Samantha Gilbert
Samantha Gilbert
August 26, 2021
From the moment I consulted with Kohn Law Firm, I immediately knew I was in competent hands. With their direct and compassionate approach, I was put at ease, when contending with a very stressful situation. I highly recommend.
SPQR ESQ
SPQR ESQ
August 25, 2021
Kevin Kohn is a great attorney, always attentive and responsible, a true professional!
Brad Parpan
Brad Parpan
August 23, 2021
I was introduced to the Kohn Law firm through a friend who used their legal services after being in car accident. I’ve now worked with The Kohn Law Firm for many years and would recommend Kevin Kohn and his staff to anyone affected by a personal injury. They are a very professional, competent and empathetic firm who can help with all aspects of personal injury. Highly recommend!!
Ilana Livshits
Ilana Livshits
August 20, 2021
Hello everyone.I would like to share my personal experience with all of you.This company works very hard to make the best for their clients. I did not expect them to spent so much time working on my case.Thank you for your services.
Hector Gonzalez
Hector Gonzalez
August 19, 2021
I had a car accident. Kevin and his staff handled every aspect of my claim. He obtained a recovery far in excess of what I thought was possible. I highly recommend this firm.

Call the Kohn Law Firm for Dedicated Legal Representation

If you live or work in the Bronx and need legal help from a Bronx personal injury attorney who understands your needs and where you are coming from, call the Kohn Law Firm at 718-409-1200. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs. You are under no obligation, and your consultation remains entirely confidential. We provide legal services in both English and Spanish, and we offer a variety of payment options, including contingency fee arrangements (no recovery, no fee) in personal injury cases. When you decide that your rights need professional legal protection, go where you know you will be understood: the Bronx’s own Kohn Law Firm.