Have you or a loved one been the victim of a dog bite?

If so, the law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry can help you navigate the difficulties of prosecuting a dog bite case.

Since 1816, the law in New York has been that the owner of a domestic animal who knows or should have known of that animal’s vicious propensities is liable for any harm the animal causes as a result of those propensities. Vicious propensities include the “propensity to do any act that may endanger the safety of the persons and property of others in a given situation.”

To establish that a dog owner knew or should have known of their dog’s vicious propensities, a claimant may show prior acts of the dog of which the owner had notice, and whether the dog has been known to growl, snap or bare its teeth. Further, how an owner restrains a dog or if a dog is being kept as a guard dog can be relevant in determining liability.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a dog bite, call the attorneys at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry for a free consultation. We can help you and your family get the financial compensation you deserve.