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Dog Bites Represent One-Third of Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

Published November 16, 2016 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

It may surprise you to discover that one of the most common homeowner’s insurance claims has little to do with the home, but instead with the pets who live there. Around one-third of homeowners insurance claims are for dog bites....

How Much Is My Dog Bite Claim Worth?

Published July 7, 2016 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

More than 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year, according to statistics provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. These attacks can range from mild to deadly and should all be taken seriously. Because...

How To Avoid Dog Bites in New York

Published August 10, 2015 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

A dog bite can is a painful, traumatic experience, and can lead to serious health complications. Unfortunately, the majority of dog bites requiring treatment are to children ages 5 – 9, according to a study published by the Centers for...

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites

Published August 31, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

Every year as the weather warms, it is not uncommon to spend far more time outdoors. This is especially true of people with pets. Pet owners can be found walking their dogs around town, playing with their dogs in the...

Did Your Dog Bite Another Dog?

Published August 8, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

Dogs are one the most popular types of pet in the United States. There are over 70 million pet dogs, in 51 million households. Owners enjoy having pet dogs around as they offer companionship. Others have dogs for more practical...

Dog Bite Statistics by Breed

Published July 28, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over 4 million people suffer dog bites each year, sending more than 350,000 people to the hospital. On average, about 31 people are killed each year by dog bites. Children are most...

New York Dog Bite Injuries: More Common Than You Might Think

Published October 17, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

Dog bites, and the often costly medical bills associated with them, are more common than you might think. According to the American Humane Society, 4.7 million Americans are bitten by a dog every year and approximately 800,000 of those people...

New York Girl Suffers Injuries from Bites by Pit Bull

Published July 19, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A pit bull attacked a 7-year-old girl as she got off the elevator in her New York apartment complex. The young girl and her brother were on the way to their babysitter’s apartment when the dog grabbed the girl. She...

Lawsuit Against City and Zoo Filed Over Dog Bite

Published January 20, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a Hixson woman and her husband have filed a lawsuit against the Chattanooga Zoo and the city following a dog bite last year. On December 10, 2009, the woman entered the kitchen of the administration...

Dog Bites

Published May 18, 2007 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Dog bites in many states are governed by statutes that hold dog owners liable in many cases. However, there are no such dog-bite statutes in New York state law. There are leash and restraint laws on the local level, which...

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