Experienced Buffalo Dog Bite Lawyers

Helping Victims of Animal Attacks Throughout Western New York

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite or animal attack in Western New York, contact our experienced Buffalo dog bite lawyers to understand your rights. We have helped countless WNY clients receive monetary compensation for their dog bite injuries. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.

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The Center for Disease Control estimates that almost five million people are bitten by a dog every year.

A dog owner is responsible for the aggressiveness of his or her dog if it can be shown that the dog had a prior propensity for aggressive behavior. Other factors must be considered – such as whether the owner has violated an ordinance ( i.e. leash law) and that violation was a cause of the injury.

This law is not absolute. If the owner has knowledge of a dog’s “vicious propensity” then they also may be held liable. A dog may be determined to have a vicious propensity, if it:

  • Lunges at a passerby, or engages in snarling or growling;
  • . . .even if it did not result in an actual bite;
  • Verbally bragging to others that his or her dog is a guard dog.

In addition, landlords may also be liable if they had notice, or should have known of the dangerous nature of their renter’s dogs.

At Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, our experienced Buffalo dog bite lawyers diligently investigate the existence of responsible owners or landlords. Information regarding the dog is also critical. Dog Control Office records and Department of Health records keep track of recorded dog bites. Often, neighbors of the offending dog can help with critical information.

If you or a loved one is attacked by a dog, contact one of our experienced Buffalo dog bite lawyers for trusted advice and strong legal representation. We will fight to get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you’ve sustained.

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Experienced Buffalo dog bite lawyers serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the surrounding Western New York Counties.

Contact our office for a free confidential consultation –  (716) 842-2200

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Client Reviews

  • I was offered 0 on a low impact accident. After long litigation I was offered 100,000 which mr maranto rejected. I ended up with 235,000. I would definately use this firm again.

    Pete G.
  • So far, so good! This law office appears to have it's stuff together. And I like the fact that they don't have to advertise like the the the other 2 law firms with the 444444 and the 888888 numbers which tells me they get a lot of word of mouth advertising..the best kind. Also I called one of the 444 and/or 888 numbers and the attorney was very short and rude. After my case I will do a follow up to let you all know how my complete experience was.

    Todd H.
  • Nicotra is very personable, patient and empathetic with his clients. He’s upfront with you and he explains the entire process with you, he never leads you to believe otherwise, he tells you like it is and he will not sell you a million dollar dream. Trust in Nicotra, he works for you and he looks out for your best interest.

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