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.
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.