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Dog Bite Liability

By: David Cheverie

Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur every year in the United States. In the state of New York, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog if they knew or should have known that their dog previously exhibited vicious propensities. In certain circumstances when the owner of the dog is renting his or her home, the landlord and/or owner of the property may also be strictly liable for injuries caused by the dog living on their property if they knew or should have known that the dog previously exhibited vicious propensities. Often, the landlord or owner of a dog that has bitten an individual carries homeowner’s insurance or liability insurance which will compensate a dog attack victim for medical bills, scarring, nerve damage, disfigurement, pain and suffering, lost wages and/or lost earning ability, and the loss of your enjoyment of life as a result of a dog attack. Recently we resolved a claim on behalf of three individuals who suffered injuries as a result of a dog attack and were successful in recovering $250,000 on their behalf.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a dog attack, the law firm of Hach & Rose, LLP, is here to help. Get a free case evaluation by calling us today at (212) 779-0057, and find out if you are entitled to obtain monetary compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages.

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