NY City May Require Liability Insurance for Dogs

Posted on: May 18th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On May 7, 2012, the Schenectady City Council discussed a proposed bill that would require owners of all dogs 20 pounds and over to obtain liability insurance either as a homeowner or renter. The city solicitor noted that there have been several pit bull attacks in the town lately.

The pit bull owners did not have any insurance coverage and, therefore, the dog bite victims had no source of insurance money to compensate them for their pain and suffering, as well as medical bills. The proposed law covers all dogs, 20 lbs. and heavier, regardless of breed.

If you or a love one have been attacked by a dog anywhere in Pennsylvania, call Thomas J. Newell, Esq. at 800-980-4842 to arrange for a free home consultation. Attorney Newell currently represents PA dog bite victims in 9 different counties. See his website: PADogAttackLawyer.com.