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. They can be held liable if they knew or should have known that their dog previously exhibited vicious propensities. In certain circumstances when the dog owner 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.
Dog Bite Liability
Often, the landlord or owner of a dog that has bitten an individual carries homeowner’s or liability insurance. It 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 due to a dog attack. We recently resolved a claim on behalf of three individuals who suffered injuries from a dog attack. We successfully recovered $250,000 on their behalf.
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers
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 our New York personal injury lawyers today at (212) 779-0057. Find out if you can obtain monetary compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.