Month: May 2022

Dog Bites and Strict Liability

When a dog attacks, a single bite can penetrate the victim’s skin, tear through muscles and nerves and even crush bone. Given the size of kids who are aged four to seven, they’re particularly vulnerable to dog bites, wounds, and scarring at the face and neck levels.

Strict Liability

About 36 states have made owners of dogs that bite strictly liable for the injuries and damages that are caused, so long as the bite occurred in a public place or the victim was lawfully in a private place. Liability attaches regardless of the viciousness of the dog in the past or the dog owner’s knowledge that the dog was vicious. Aside from strict liability, dog bite lawsuits can also be brought pursuant to counts of negligence, negligence per se, or even an allegation of an intentional act. Given these types of allegations, dog bites certainly fall under the purview of personal injury law Orlando-based.

Fatal Dog Bites

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