Manhattan Dog Bite Lawyers

New York requires a victim to prove that the dog had the dangerous tendency to bite people, and that the dog owner knew it. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, you can get compensation for your suffering and medical bills by calling a Manhattan dog bite lawyer at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm.

Dangerous Dog

A “dangerous” dog is one that without justification either:

  • Attacks and injures or kills a person, companion animal, farm animal, or domestic animal, or
  • Behaves in a manner which a reasonable person would believe poses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death.

A Manhattan dog bite attorney can advise you of your legal rights in your particular case.

Landlord Liability

A landlord may be liable for a bite caused by a tenant’s dog, if the victim can prove that at the time of the initial leasing or thereafter the landlord had actual knowledge of:

  • The dog’s presence.
  • The dog’s vicious propensity to bite people.

Landlords can even be held liable for off premises attacks if the landlord has the right to remove the animal by evicting the tenant.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, the experienced Manhattan dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We recovered $750,000 for the victim of a dog bite, which was the most recovered in New York State when the case settled in 2010. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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