In the United States, dogs are generally considered part of the family and you rarely ever think that playing with a dog will ever result in an injury. However, when a person is bitten by a dog, they may be facing serious injuries that have a major impact on their quality of life. People have a tendency to forget that dogs are just animals at the core and that they do have the ability to hurt you if they attack. There are even places across the country that discriminate against certain breeds like pit bulls because of the reputations they have in terms of being vicious and violent.
In New York State, you will have to establish that the dog has had a vicious propensity in order to have a successful personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owner. Vicious propensity is simply the premise of proving that the dog has had an aggressive history. In some situations, this is very difficult to prove. If the dog has never shown any vicious tendencies and no one can testify that it has, you may have a hard time proving your case in court. However, if neighbors come out and say that the dog is frequently aggressive, it may be easy to establish vicious propensity and move forward with your personal injury case.
If you have been injured after being bitten by someone else’s dog, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.
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