Your Neighbor’s Dog Knocked Over Your Child
Did your neighbor’s dog knock over your child causing injury? Contact dedicated Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer Robert Maranto for guidance.
As an experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer, I am often asked what to do if your neighbor’s dog knocked over your child causing injury.
- People may think New York law awards compensation for injuries caused by a dog only in case of a bite; however, a dog owner can be held responsible for injuries even if there was no bite.
- To be successful in such cases, the dog must have demonstrated a propensity for the injury-causing behavior such as chasing people – causing them to run, fall, and become injured with no direct contact with the dog.
- The owner of a dog can be held responsible for injuries if it can be shown that the dog had a propensity for certain behaviors, and such propensities can be demonstrated in several ways.