Dangerous Animal Attacks
Although most people love dogs and other pets, they can be extremely dangerous. Dogs, in particular, can present dangers to children and adults alike, as they are often attractive, and you never know when they might turn on you and attack. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you are most likely entitled to compensation for injuries and losses.
At Robbins & Johnson, P.C., we represent dog bite victims of all ages. From our home office in Jamestown, our lawyers have been fighting for the rights of dog bite victims throughout rural western New York for more than 45 years. Do not trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer. We built a strong track record of success in all types of personal injury claims, including dog bite cases.
Partial Strict Liability In New York Dog Bite Claims
The laws regulating dog bite civil litigation vary from state to state. In New York, there is strict liability for medical costs in dog bite claims. Strict liability means that the victim does not have to prove that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had a propensity to attack people. Just the fact that the dog did attack results in liability for the dog owner.
Although medical issues are covered by strict liability in New York, other damages and losses that are not medical in nature are not. For property damages and other damages, the victim needs to prove that the owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensity in order to collect compensation.
At Robbins & Johnson, P.C., we are well-versed in dog bite law and precedent. We can help you determine whether you have a viable claim, and we will fight for your compensation.