If a dog has bitten you, you may have a right to compensation.
New Yorkers love their dogs, and can be seen taking them everywhere throughout the city, from simply walking them along Manhattan’s streets, to taking them to parks for a good run, and even letting them enjoy some treats at dog-friendly bars and restaurants. But not every dog in NYC is a friendly dog, and the New York City Dog Bite Attorneys at D & A Law see several cases a year where dog bites resulted in minor to severe injuries.
New York has strict laws on dog bites, and dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that their dogs are handled in a manner that they do not pose a danger to anyone, whether out in public or even in the privacy of their own home. There are also cases where a dog that has never posed a risk to others before may turn and bite someone, possibly because it was provoked or scared.
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Regardless of the reasons, if you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, then you may have a right to compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. Contact our NY Personal Injury Lawyers and you’ll be able to discuss the details of the incident and receive a free consultation, in which you’ll learn about your rights as a dog bite victim and what recourse you have. Dog owners can be held liable if they know that their dog poses a risk to others and they did not act in a safe manner, the dog was not properly handled, or the dog was not kept a safe distance from people.