Dog owners must keep dangerous dogs under control. If they fail to do so, and the animal attacks someone, the dog’s owner and those who are responsible for watching the dog may be liable for the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that result. In New York, a person injured by a dog bite must prove that the owner or persons in control of the dog knew or should have know that the dog might bite someone. This is often referred to as having "vicious propensities". This can be proven by showing that the dog had previously bitten someone or by other behaviors short of actually biting.
If you or someone you care about has been attacked by a dog, you need to take immediate action. Securing information as quickly as possible after the incident can often make the difference between winning a lawsuit and losing one.
If you or a loved one has been attacked, bitten or injured by a dog or other animal, call 646-504-9954 or toll-free at 800-760-3418 to schedule a free consultation to work one-on-one with our attorneys. If we cannot get a recovery for you, you do not owe us any attorney fees.
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