DOG BITE INJURY CASES
We love dogs. It’s a joy and privilege to own one. However, the fact remains that dogs are still animals and we may never fully understand why some dogs attack.
According to an article published online by DogsBite.org, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for a dog bite injury every day. A dog bite injury is not something to take lightly. Vicious dog attacks can cause lacerations, bruising, puncture wounds, broken bones, and permanent scarring, and deformity. The psychological damages are far more serious, as they can have long-term effects. The injuries are more horrific when the victims are children.
Strict Liability Law vs. “One Free Bite” Rule
Liability laws for dog owners differ from one state to another. Some states impose the Strict Liability Law on a dog owner, whose pet is involved in a dog bite accident. Other states impose a more lenient liability law, known as “One Free Bite” rule.
“One Free Bite” Rule
A dog owner is only held liable if his dog has bitten before or the owner knows of his dog’s aggressive tendencies. Under this rule, the owner gets a free pass the first time his/her dog bites.
Strict Liability Law
Dogs do not get “one free bite.” The owner will be held liable for injuries caused by his/her dog, regardless if the dog has bitten no one before or has shown no aggressive behavior towards a human being in the past.
You Need an Experienced Lawyer For Your Dog Bite Injury Case
If you or a family member or a friend has been bitten or attacked by a dog, enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who has prior experience with dog bite injury cases and fully understand the state laws governing cases of dog bite injuries.
The Cook Law Office Injury Lawyers have years of experience handling dog bite injury cases. Our team of personal injury lawyers is the best choice to handle your case. We do not ask for upfront payment from our clients. Get in touch with us, so we can review your case for FREE.
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