NYC Dog Owner Responsibilities
Owning a dog is a big responsibility. If dog laws are not followed, someone may be bitten, and New York City dog attack lawyers will have to get involved. There are an estimated 600,000 dogs in New York City. That works out to about one dog for every 14 city residents – a rate much lower than the national average (about one dog for every four Americans). Given New York’s tight quarters, however, owning a dog here can be more challenging than in less densely populated areas.
Responsible dog ownership is paramount for the protection of New York City canines and humans alike. Some dog owner duties, such as obeying the leash law, are enforceable by statute. Other duties, including proper dog training, aren’t required by law but are nonetheless marks of owner responsibility.
Violation of New York City dog laws and dog-owner responsibilities can result in not only fines, but also personal harm to others. Owners aren’t always liable for a dog bite, but in some cases they can be held responsible for injuries caused by their dog.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New York City dog attack, find out what legal recourse you have by speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. Call or message us today for a free consultation.
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The laws that hold a dog owner responsible for a dog attack are complex, so it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney who has handled these types of cases before. The attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., are skilled at evaluating dog-bite claims and have a strong record of success in personal injury cases.
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- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
- City of New York Parks & Recreation: Dogs in Parks: A Guide
- New York City Economic Development Corporation: New York City’s Pet Population
- Michigan State University College of Law/Animal Legal & Historical Center: McKinney’s Agriculture and Markets Law § 123, 123-a