In New York we have law in effect that requires someone injured by a dog to show that the dog had prior vicious propensities. This can be shown in a number of ways including showing that the dog had bitten someone else prior to your bite or by showing that the dog exhibited vicious tendencies such as bearing his teeth, growling etc. Showing that a dog had prior vicious propensities can be very difficult as the owners rarely admit such facts and other parties often do not want to get involved. Therefore, it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately after the dog attack.
Stanley Law Offices has been handling dog bites in the Watertown, Northern New York area for a decade and will thoroughly investigate these cases. We understand that often children are involved in said attacks and do everything within our power to hold dog owners responsible in these circumstances.