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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bad Dog! A Look at Dog Bite Lawsuits in New York

By uberuser
Posted in Dog Bites

If you are a dog owner living in New York, it’s critical to understand the laws that have been enacted, at all levels of government, regarding your furry companion. The New York City Economic Development Corporation reported that there are approximately 1.1 million pets in the City of New York, with dogs making up over…

Monday, November 2, 2020

New Precedent In Veterinary Negligence

By uberuser
Posted in Dog Bites

Last week, the New York Court of Appeals created new precedent in animal bite cases, modifying the requirements to prove liability in veterinary negligence cases involving animal attacks.  In Hewitt v. Palmer Veterinary Clinic, PC, decided on October 22, 2020, the Court of Appeals determined that due to the knowledge that veterinarians and their support…

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Staten Island Dog Bites and Attacks

By uberuser
Posted in Dog Bites

Cases For A Staten Island Dog Bite Lawyer A Staten Island family was recently terrorized by a pit bull killing their pet Pomeranian in front of their home.  The entire grisly attack was caught on surveillance video.  (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO). According to the Staten Island Advance, a grade school aged child was walking her pit…

Monday, July 17, 2017

Staten Island Is Dog Bite Capital of New York City

By Benjamin Zepnick
Posted in Dog Bites

A recent report shows that Staten Island ranks first among New York’s five boroughs in dog bites per capita. In 2014, every 64 out of 100,000 residents of Staten Island were bitten by dogs, contributing to 6,373 trips to the emergency-room throughout the City. These emergency-room visits costed New Yorkers on average almost $3,000 per visit…

Friday, September 16, 2016

Liability For Animal Attacks Expanded In New Opinion

By Stephen Wagner III
Posted in Dog Bites

A New York State judge in Nassau County recently ruled that a plaintiff can go to trial in a case where she was injured by a dog that was admittedly non-violent in the past and loved people. The defendant in the case, Waldman v. Sangiray, had asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that…

Friday, July 1, 2016

Disney Alligator Tragedy Relates To New York Animal Attacks

By Stephen Wagner III
Posted in Dog Bites

Tragedy unfolded in Florida last month when an alligator at a Disney hotel resort lagoon attacked a two-year-old boy vacationing with his family. Although the boy’s father heroically attempted to rescue his son and save it from the animal, the boy was later found drowned. This week, authorities in Florida announced that they had euthanized…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reports of Animal Attacks on The Rise in NYC

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Dog Bites

Recent news reports have shown that over the past two years there have been 1,400 complaints have been received by the New York City Department of Health. The complaints were made on the 311 hot line and its Web site. Complaints came from all across New York with 482 calls coming from Brooklyn, 360 coming…

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