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Pursuant to New York State Law, a Dog Bite victim can recover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While the infamous “one-bite rule” does not strictly adhere to New York Law it is very relevant to the lawsuit.
This is because a dog owner can be liable for excess damages if their has previously bitten or if the owner knew that the dog had vicious propensities.
What is vicious propensity?
A dog bite victim can be reward additional damages if they can prove that the dog had vicious propensities. This can be difficult to prove and requires witnesses (or other victims) to come forward regarding the dogs prior actions.
This does not simply mean barking or growling, but usually needs to be substantiated that the dog has “attacked” “tried to attack” or otherwise demonstrated the capability of hurting a person.
Who can be held liable?
Dog owner’s are clearly the liable party for dog bite’s, however, others can be held liable as well. This includes business owner’s, landlords, and others who failed to properly protect others against a dangerous dog.
For example, if a landlord knew that the a
In order to hold a landlord liable for an attack made by a tenant’s dog, the victim must prove that the landlord had knowledge of the dog’s presence and its vicious propensity at the time of the initial leasing. A landlord can even be held liable for a dog attack that took place off premises if he or she knew the danger the dog posed to people outside of the property yet took no action to prevent an attack from happening.
What Makes a Dog Dangerous?
According to New York’s Agriculture & Markets Law, a dog is considered dangerous if it attacks and injures or kills a person or animal “without justification” and “behaves in a manner which a reasonable person would believe poses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death.” If the victim provoked the attack in any way, then the dog may be exempt from “dangerous” status. Additionally, police dogs are immune to “dangerous” status during operations.
The owner of a dangerous dog that attacked a person, service dog, guide dog, or hearing dog may be subject to a fine, the amount of which depends on whether the victim was a person or animal, the severity of the injury, and whether the dog has been given “dangerous” status in the past.
Chris Brown Law can help
Dog bites can cause severe injury, trauma, lost wages, and can even result in more damages.
The right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference. Chris Brown has spent his entire career in the courtroom fighting for his clients. Call us today to discuss your bog bite injury and how we can win your case.
Chris Brown is an experienced Personal Injury lawyer with Offices located in Binghamton, New York. Chris Brown represents victims who deserve compensation. Contact us today at (607) 988-3131 to see how we can help you win your case.
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A legal professional who handles dog bite cases in your area will be able to determine whether the dog owner can be held liable.
Chris Brown Law can assist you in taking the proper steps to seek compensation for medical care, future medical expenses, lost earnings, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering. Depending on the case, the dog owner’s home owner’s insurance policy may cover your damages. Your attorney can also look to other sources of compensation.
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