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New York is one of the top 10 states for reported dog bites

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2024 | Dog Bites

Millions of people in America own dogs, including many in New York. In fact, according to statistics from the American Veterinary Medical Association, at any given time there are up to 89 million dogs in America, with 45% of homes having at least one dog. Of course, most dogs can be rather friendly but, as the AVMA website warns, any dog can bite.

Some of the other statistics from the AVMA may come as a surprise to our readers. For example, New York is one of the top 10 states for reported dog bites in Amer6ica. And, unfortunately, children are reportedly the most common victims of dog bites. The costs to take care of a victim of a dog bite can rise quickly.

What are your options?

Fortunately, if you have been injured by a dog bite, you may have the option to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financial compensation to help pay for your expenses. For the most part, the animal’s owner can be held financially responsible for whatever harm the dog causes to another person.

Injuries that arise from a dog bite can range from minor to disfiguring. In fact, some of our readers may have seen news stories from time to time in which dog attacks have been fatal. The fact is that it is incredibly hard to predict when and where a dog might bite a person. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to get the right legal information about pursuing your options to attempt to seek financial recovery from the dog owner.