Dog Bites

Restaurants, hotels, cafes…more and more places are catering to peoples’ desires to have their pets with them wherever they go. While pet owners enjoy more freedom with where they may take their pets, they still remain potentially liable for damages caused by their pet if it injures someone.

With respect to dog bite injuries, or injuries caused by other domesticated animals for that matter, it is important to remember that the animal doesn’t have to have any particular propensity for violence for its owner to be liable. In some instances, the owner of an animal or animals that injure a person may be held strictly liable, meaning they are liable to the injured person just based on the nature of the animal that caused the injury. Generally, strict liability for injuries caused by animals applies where the animals are considered abnormally dangerous, livestock, or wild animals.

Our firm is well versed in handling “dog bite” cases and can help you in bringing or defending claims for injuries caused by an animal. If you have been injured by an animal owned by another person or entity or are defending a claim against you for an injury caused by your animal, please contact our office to see how we may be of service to you.

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