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Representing Individuals in Dog Bite and other cases in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jun 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Representing Individuals in Dog Bite and other cases in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls
New York law limits recovery in Dog Bite and animal attack cases

New York Law generally limits recovery in dog bite cases to those cases where the dog has exhibited prior “vicious propensities.”

Properly investigating and determining whether an animal has exhibited “vicious propensities” can be a time consuming task, as owners often do not want to admit that their dog is not as friendly as they thought. In animal attack cases, however, the investigation stage is often the most crucial stage of the case.

We have experience representing children and adults who have been the vicitms of often vicious animal attacks. That experience tells us that sometimes it takes more than just asking the owner if the dog has displayed these tendencies before, and often we find ourselves combing through vet records and talking to multiple witnesses to confirm what our client already has learned and what the owner already knew – that the attack could have been prevented.

About the Author

Scott M. Peterson

Scott M. Peterson is the founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson, having left a partnership at a large regional law firm to limit his practice and focus on exclusively representing individuals in a small number of employment and serious injury/medical malpractice matters. Scott's favorite part of practicing law is getting in front of a jury and standing up for an individual against a large company or institution.


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