Blauvelt, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: My dog bit a human while he was trying to get at another dog at a dog park. Next course of action?

I am in NY. I was at a dog park alone with my medium mixed rescue dog and he was triggered by a puppy coming in. While we (the puppy’s owner and I) tried to break up the two, my dog bit the lady’s leg. We separated the dogs and an ambulance came while I waited. A Police report was filed. I want to resolve this amicably and we have been texting. She said she will let me know when she receives the medical bill. What course of action should I take? I am willing to work it out but not sure how. Do I ask her to go through her insurance (assuming she has) and I pay whatever deductible, or do I foot the whole bill? How do I prevent further issues or complications? Thank you.

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I suggest you have her sign a General Release and agree to pay any medical bills not covered by her insurance.

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