Dog bites are responsible for close to 5 million injuries every year in the United States, which costs the government, taxpayers, and insurance companies almost $1 billion every year. Over 800,000 of these dog bites need medical attention, and 1,000 people each day need emergency medical care for dog bite injuries.

Unfortunately children are the most frequent victims of dog bites, which can too often result in extensive emergency medical treatment, reconstructive surgery, and even permanent scarring.

New York State has a dog bite statute that mixes the “one-bite” rule with a degree of strict liability which makes a dog owner or keeper strictly liable only for medical and veterinary costs. In order to obtain damages for a dog bite injury, New York requires a victim to prove that the dog had the dangerous tendency to bite people, and that the dog owner was aware of this risk.

It is important to obtain the best representation possible to handle a case involving a dog bite due to these specific requirements. Let The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C., with their comprehensive expertise on New York’s dog bite laws represent you to obtain the best compensation for your injuries

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