The plaintiff in a dog bite case must show that the defendant’s dog was the aggressor. This is true even if the dog owner knew or should have known that their dog was dangerous. In many states, there are laws that allow a plaintiff to recover damages from a person who provoked an animal. These laws refer to situations where someone has intentionally endangered another person or animal by creating an opportunity for an attack.
Dog owners are supposed to control their canine pets. Still, the same owners do have some potential actions, which could help them to limit the size of any compensation that might be due to an injured victim. What are those actions? […]
When a community operates according to the strict liability clause, all pet owners stand at risk for incurring liability, if their pet canine happens to bite someone. That would regulation would be enforced, even if the biting pet had never used its teeth as a weapon in the past. […]
Usually, an owner could not be held liable if their pet canine were to bite the person that had provoked that same canine. Still, there are limitations to that particular rule in some states. […]
When a dog’s owner has retained possession of that pet, the owner becomes liable for any damage caused by the pet’s behavior. Still, not all dogs stay at the sides of their owners 24 hours a day. So, who becomes liable for a dog bite, when the owner is not present? […]
First of all, the two sides that need to settle the bite-focused dispute need to read up on Ontario’s dog bite laws. Those regulations tend to favor the victim, even if the canine was provoked. Still, it helps to understand what can trigger an attack. […]