Dangerous Dogs Statute in New York

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When considering owner liability for injuries caused by their animals to other people, New York has its own rules.  Several different laws may come into effect in the event of a dog bite injury/lawsuit.  In New York, the state’s dog bite statute for dangerous dogs can address the issues of potential liability of an owner whose dog injures another person.

What is Considered a Dangerous Dog?

As defined by New York State law, a dangerous dog is any dog that attacks another person for no apparent reason, and injures/kills another person.  The statute goes further and explains that a dog can be considered a dangerous dog if it acts in a way that any reasonable person would perceive it to be dangerous.  A dog that poses a threat of physical injury or death to another person can be considered a dangerous dog.

Is an Owner Liable for Injuries Another Person Sustains from Their Dog?

A person who is injured by a dog could be entitled to damages as a result of the injury.  As a result, and per New York’s dog bite statute, an owner may be held liable.  An order can be held responsible for the injured party’s medical bills and/or other expenses.  The injured person may also be entitled to other damages if the dog’s owner was negligent.

What is the Statute of Limitation to File a Claim for a Dog Bite Claim?

The statute of limitations for a dog bite lawsuit is three years from the date of injury.  You’ve been injured by a dangerous dog you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.