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Chow Chow Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

If you or a family member have been injured by a Chow Chow dog bite in New York, you may have a case to recover compensation. At The Porter Law Group, we understand the physical and emotional trauma caused by dog bites.

Our experienced lawyers are committed to holding the dog's owner accountable for your injuries and securing compensation for your pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, and other economic losses. 

Call us to discuss your case; we operate on a no-fee basis – you only pay if we win. Our approach ensures that our services are accessible to those who need them most, without the burden of upfront costs.

History of the Chow Chow Breed

The Chow Chow is a breed with a rich history, originating from ancient China. Known for their distinctive lion-like mane and aloof demeanor, these dogs have been companions, hunters, and protectors throughout centuries.

They were also depicted in Chinese art and pottery, indicating their esteemed status in society. Their keen senses and strong build made them excellent for these roles.

Characteristics of Chow Chow Dogs

  • Appearance: Chow Chows are easily recognizable by their thick double coat and distinctive ruff around their neck.
  • Behavioral Traits: Chow Chows require early socialization and training to manage their territorial instincts.
  • Physical Strength: They are a powerful breed, capable of causing significant injury if they bite.
  • Intelligence: Chow Chows are known for their intelligence, which, combined with their independent nature, can sometimes make training a challenge.

Temperament of Chow Chows

  • Chow Chows are known for their aloof and reserved demeanor, especially around strangers.
  • They are extremely loyal to their family members, which can sometimes translate into overprotectiveness.
  • Proper socialization from a young age is essential to prevent aggressive tendencies.
  • This breed is known for its independent nature, which can sometimes be mistaken for stubbornness.

Do Chow Chow Dogs Have Aggression Problems?

Chow Chows may exhibit aggressive tendencies, particularly if not properly trained and socialized. It's important to note that aggression in dogs is often a result of their environment, upbringing, and treatment by their owners. 

While Chow Chows are not inherently aggressive, their strong-willed nature can lead to dominance issues if not managed correctly. In legal cases involving dog bites, understanding the specific circumstances and upbringing of the dog can be essential.

Statistics On Chow Chow Human Attacks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. More than 800,000 of these bites require medical attention due to their severity.

There have been 61 recorded incidents of bodily harm caused by Chow Chows. Children are particularly vulnerable, with 37 incidents involving child victims. Tragically, there have been 8 deaths attributed to Chow Chow attacks.

What are the Different Types of Dog Bites?

  • Nips and Scratches: Minor injuries that may not break the skin.
  • Puncture Wounds: More serious, can lead to infections.
  • Lacerations: Deep cuts or tears in the skin.
  • Crush Injuries: Occur when a dog bites and doesn’t let go, potentially damaging muscles, bones, and nerves.
  • Rabies and Other Infections: Bites can transmit diseases, making medical attention crucial.

What are the Dog Bite Laws in New York?

New York follows a mixed "one-bite" rule under the Agriculture and Markets Law, specifically Section 123. This means a dog owner may not be liable for the first bite by their dog, but only if they had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. However, this is balanced by a strict liability clause for medical costs. Regardless of the dog's previous behavior, the owner is held strictly liable for any medical expenses resulting from a dog bite.

Additionally, New York has a Dangerous Dog Law. According to this statute, if a dog is classified as "dangerous," the owner's liability increases. This classification comes into play in situations where a dog inflicts injury or demonstrates behavior that a reasonable person would consider as posing an imminent and serious threat of physical injury or death.

Victims of dog bites should report the incident to local authorities and may have the right to take legal action to seek compensation for their injuries.

Contacting a Chow Chow Dog Bite Injury Attorney

If you or your loved ones have experienced a traumatic incident involving a Chow Chow dog bite in New York, it's crucial to seek the right legal support. At the Porter Law Group, we specialize in handling cases specifically related to dog bite injuries, including those involving Chow Chows. Our experienced attorneys understand the unique challenges and legal nuances of these cases.

We are here to guide you through the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com. Our team is dedicated to supporting and representing you in your time of need.

Last Updated on December 17, 2023 by Michael S. Porter
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