Child, Good Samaritan Injured In Spring Valley Dog Attack After Man Let Dog Loose
SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK (February 12, 2020) – A child and a good Samaritan were injured in a dog attack after a man let his dog loose near Hoyt Street.
New York Police Department officials are saying a 20-year-old man was afraid he would be incarcerated while on his way to a court appearance. He let his dog free in the hopes that it would find a good home.
The dog ended up biting a 1-year-old child. A good Samaritan tried to help the victim and was also injured. In addition to his previous charge the suspect was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.
An investigation into the dog attack remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In New Rochelle Dog Attacks
Dog owners in New York are strictly liable for the medical costs associated with a dog attack if their dog has been adjudicated as a “dangerous dog.” Under New York Civil Code 123, a dog is “dangerous” if “(a) the dog, without justification, attacked a person causing serious physical injury or death; or (b) the dog has a known vicious propensity as evidenced by a previous unjustified attack on a person, which caused serious physical injury or death.” Dog attack victims tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Puncture wounds
Any person that is injured in a dog attack may have civil recourse through a bodily injury claim. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care after an accident. A dog bite injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with filing a claim . It is therefore important to act quickly.
Investigating A New Rochelle Dog Attack
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this dog attack. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for this attack. People should have the good sense not to release the dogs in public. There are any number of animal shelters that can take unwanted dogs.