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New York Dog Bite Laws

New York Dog Bite Laws

| Personal Injury
New York is a “mixed” state, meaning that it has a dog bite law statute that mixes the one-bite rule with a limited degree of strict liability. The statute makes the owner or keeper of a previously adjudicated “dangerous dog” strictly liable only for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. For other damages, New York…Read the article
Dog Bite Liability in New York

Dog Bite Liability in New York

| Personal Injury
Dog bite law in New York is complicated, and unfortunately, New York does not protect dog bite victims as much as some other states. For this reason, it is especially important to work with an experienced New York dog bite attorney who is familiar with the complexities of New York law and can help you…Read the article
Dog Bites in New York

Dog Bites in New York

| Personal Injury
New York, like every other jurisdiction in this country, has laws regarding liability for dog bites and the injuries that arise as a result of dogs that bite, maul, or otherwise harm people. Dog bites are a major cost to society, accounting for more than a third of all homeowner’s insurance claims.   In 2011 it…Read the article
How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

| Personal Injury
According to Dogbites.org, roughly 1,000 people per day (or 365,000 annually) seek medical attention for dog bites. While fatalities are very rare in the U.S. (just 42 in 2014), dog bites are much more common. In many circumstances the dog is just plain aggressive and may need to be put down if it aggressions are…Read the article
Be Wary of Dogs That Show These Signs of Aggression

Be Wary of Dogs That Show These Signs of Aggression

| Personal Injury
Even experienced dog owners and people who are comfortable around dogs sometimes miss vital cues that signify that a dog does not want to be touched, that it is afraid, or that it has an intent to bite or attack. Dogbites.org reports that there were 42 fatal dog attacks in 2014. Tens of thousands more…Read the article
Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

| Personal Injury
A federal judge in Albany recently upheld Cornell University’s decision to expel a veterinary student based on her German Shepherd’s “dangerous nature” and her failure to disclose this information to the university (Habitzreuther v. Cornell University, 5:14-cv-1229). The former veterinary student (and plaintiff in the action against Cornell University), Karen Habitzreuther, brought her rescue dog,…Read the article
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