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New York does not have the one-bite-rule whereby a dog owner cannot be expected to know that their dog is vicious unless it has previously bitten at least one person. But the idea conveys an important message, namely, if a pet owner knows or should know that their pet is a danger to people or property and fails to take proper precautions to prevent that danger, then the pet owner must pay money compensation for the harms their pet has caused. In rare cases, landlords too can be held responsible for the vicious pets of their owners. There are many ways to demonstrate that a pet owner knew or should have known their pet was dangerous. Pet owners frequently protect themselves from losses by homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your Vicious Animals case at 716.693.7070.
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