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Monday, September 28, 2015

Dog Jumps, Hip Breaks: Can This Manhattan Woman Recover From this Dog Attack?

We here at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty are responsible pet owners, but not everyone in New York City is. There are reports that a woman in Manhattan was attacked by a dog who pushed her to the ground, breaking her hip. She is suing the owner of the dog for negligence.

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty have vast experience in dealing with lawsuits involving domestic pets. The truth is that, since recent Court of Appeals decisions including Doerr v. Goldsmith, it will be very difficult to sue the owners of domestic pets for injuries suffered by that pet unless the plaintiff can prove a "vicious propensity," or other propensity that would put the owner on notice that the dog had to be given special attention. It is reported that this owner knew that the dog was likely to jump on people; however, as in Doerr v. Goldsmith, dogs acting like dogs is usually not enough to recover.

If you are injured in an accident involving a domestic pet, call an experienced trial attorney immediately to discuss your injuries and possible rights and claims. The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty, who have decades of experience, are available at (212) 425-0230 or at for free consultations to discuss these very issues with you.

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