Buffalo Dog Bite Attorney Examines Being Bitten When You Were Petting a Dog

As a dedicated Buffalo Dog Bite Attorney, I am often asked if you can bring forward a claim for being bitten by a dog while you were petting it.

  • The fact that a person was able to pet a dog prior to that dog attacking or biting him does not preclude the bite victim’s right to bring a claim against the dog’s owner.
  • If the dog has a dangerous propensity, the owner is required to advise you to maintain a safe distance – whether or not he is physically present.
  • New York State’s strict liability statute states that one need not prove negligence on the part of a dog owner if that dog was known to have a dangerous propensity.
  • The fact that some type of friendly interaction with the dog took place prior to its attacking you does not affect the ability to bring a claim.

Were you bitten and severely injured by a dog you were petting?  Contact experienced Buffalo Dog Bite Attorney Robert Maranto to fight for you.

This short informational legal video was provided by Robert Maranto, an experienced Buffalo Dog Bite Attorney.

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