NY Dog Bite Law Explained

Will Homeowners’ Insurance Cover Dog Bites in New York? In many cases, yes. Often, we hear from people who’ve been hurt by a neighbor’s dog, cat, or other pet. They need compensation for their injuries — which can be substantial but they don’t want to create hard feelings by taking legal action against a neighbor, […]

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The Realities of Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Attorney

Every year, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. 1 in 5 of these bite victims require medical attention for their injuries, adding up to more than 800,000 cases needing medical help every year. Children are the most common victims of dog bites, […]

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Can You Sue for a Dog Bite in New York?

Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite in New York? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

According to a report by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), there are approximately 1.1 million pets in the city, roughly 600,000 of which are dogs. If you own a dog or interact with them while outside or in someone’s home, it’s important to understand dog bite laws in New York. Unfortunately, the […]

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Who Pays for a Dog Bite?

Who Pays Dog Bite Compensation? | O'Connor and Partners

Dog bites can cause serious injuries. In addition to soft tissue damage, nerve damage, and permanent scarring, dog attacks can present risks for infections, diseases, and post-traumatic stress as well. The costs of recovering from – and living with – the effects of a dog bite can be substantial. As a result, for individuals who […]

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What to Do After a Dog Bite

Steps After a Dog Bite

Dogs are a beloved part of countless families throughout New York. Unfortunately, these seemingly perfect animal companions can seriously injure and even kill people in an attack. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, there are a few important steps you should take. O’Connor & Partners, PLLC has extensive experience serving […]

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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks: When Do I Involve an Attorney?

Hudson Valley Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Understanding the New York Dog Bite Law, Your Rights, and the Claims Process It’s so good to get outside and move around. Health and wellness experts are always telling us to go for a walk, get involved in the community, and stretch our legs for exercise. But when animals attack, a stroll around the neighborhood […]

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