Experienced Buffalo, New York Dog Bite Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite or dog attack, contact our experienced dog bite attorneys in Buffalo NY. We have helped countless WNY clients receive monetary compensation for their dog bite injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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 passersby, snarling and growling,
  • Has attempted to bite or nip previously, even if it didn’t result in an actual bite,
  • The owner advertises the dog is vicious by way of “attack dog” signs, or verbally bragging to others that his dog is a biter.

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, we 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 Dog Bite Attorneys for advice and strong representation.

Dog Bite Injury Law Firm serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the surrounding Western New York Counties.

Contact our office for a free 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.
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    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.

    Personal Injury Client