With some limited exceptions, an owner or lawful custodian of a dangerous dog is strictly liable for medical costs resulting from injuries caused by such dog. Proving that a dog is a "dangerous dog" may be done by simply showing the dog attacked without justification. If you have been injured by a dog and have incurred medical expenses, please contact our New York City and Queens dog bite lawyers as soon as possible to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses.
In order to for a dog owner to be liable for other damgages such as pain and suffering and emotional damages, a dog bite victim must prove that the dog had vicious propensities and that the ower of the dog with vicious propensities, knew or should have known of such propensities. Evidence tending to prove that a dog has vicious propensities include, but are not limited to, a prior attack, the dog's tendency to growl, snap, or bare its teeth, the manner in which the dog was restrained, and a proclivity to act in a way that puts others at risk of harm. If you have been injured by a dog, please contact our New York City and Queens dog injury lawyers as soon as possible to preserve your claims for compensation under the law.
Owners or harborers of a dog with vicious propensities are not entitled to the benefit of the so-called "one free bite" rule. As such even dogs which have not previously bitten or attacked may subject its owners or harborers to strict liability where its propensities are apparent. In addition, the keeping of a dog as a guard dog my give rise to an inference that the owner had knowledge of the dog's vicious propensities. If you are the victim of a New York City and Queens dog attack / bite, please contact our New York City and Queens dog attack attorneys as soon as possible to get you the compensation you deserve under the law.
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