NY Dog Bite Lawyer Shares Bronx Resident Bite Prevention Tips
Dog Bite Lawyer in New York Shares Bite Prevention Tips with Bronx Residents
Many people who have dogs now have invisible pet fences surrounding their property to prevent their dogs from leaving. A pet fence or fenceless boundary is an electronic system designed to keep a dog within a specific boundary, like a front yard, without the use of a real fence.
What If A Dog Bites Someone?
What happens though if a dog “breaks thru” the invisible fence and bites someone. Under NY law the injured person who was bitten by the dog will still have to show that the dog is vicious and that the owner knew or should have known about such vicious propensities. Obviously if the dog had previously bitten someone else the victim will easily be able to show the dog had vicious propensities.
What About Prior Dog Bite History?
However, a prior bite is only one way of showing vicious propensities. In fact, the Courts of New York have previously held that if a victim can prove that the dog has a dangerous nature and the owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous behavior, then the one bite rule will not apply. Some examples of a dangerous nature could be that the dog had previously been known to growl, snap or bare its teeth or the dog had a tendency to snap at people. The owner may have let it be known that the dog is an “attack dog” or warns people that “the dog bites”.
What If The Dog Left the Property?
Therefore, just because a dog left the owners property and bites someone, does not automatically mean that an injured person can recover monetary damages. Certain legal elements still need to be proven.
If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog please give us a call toll-free at (718) 796-7900 and we will provide you with a free consultation and advice on your potential claim. Here at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, we have great experience in assessing injuries and their causes. For a free consultation, give us a call at (718) 796-7900 or you can schedule a free consultation.