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One-bite rule gives dog owners some slack in the leash

Most states have some form of a “one bite” rule that limits dog owners’ liability for their dog’s first bite. After the dog’s first bite, however, owners usually are strictly liable for any additional dog bites. A common exception to the “one bite” rule is if owners knew their dog had vicious propensities. In other […]

Dog Liability : Dog Bites and the Law

In many dog-bite situations, the victim has a legal right to pursue damages from the dog’s owner after the injury and resulting medical attention. Depending on the situation and the seriousness of the injury inflicted by the dog, a victim may recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses accrued and lost wages. In many […]

Dog bites: laws protecting dog owners

The owner of a dog involved in a dog bite can be protected from claims brought against him or her in certain situations, including: The owner proves that the victim provoked the dog, resulting in a bite. The victim was trespassing on the owner’s property. The owner took appropriate measures to warn others about the […]

Dog Bites

Lea en español Generally, when you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by a domestic animal, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Some states look at whether the dog had a history of violence, but most apply a theory of strict liability. In those states that apply strict liability […]