Three Ways of Proving Dog Owner Liability after a Dog Bite
Our attorneys handle many dog bite cases and see first-hand that the damages after an animal attack can be very, very severe. There are three different ways to prove liability or make sure that you hold the owner or possessor of the dog responsible for your injuries.
1. Negligent Handling
The first way to prove liability is through what is called negligent handling. That just means that a reasonable and prudent owner or possessor of the dog wouldn’t have handled them in the way that they did on the date of the incident.
2. Negligence Per Se
The second way you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible is by negligence per se. This is basically a violation of a statute or ordinance which automatically shows that what the dog owner did was negligent. For example, this could be the violation of a leash law, or public ordinance banning animalls in a particular area. Research if your city or area has a leash law, or similar ordinance, and determine whether or not it was violated.
3. Strict Liability
The last way you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible is by strict liability. This means that this particular dog had a dangerous propensity that the owner or possessor knew about, or should have known about. For example, if the owner had witnessed his or her dog harm an individual before, there would be strict liability if the dog were to injure someone again.
If you have any questions about a dog bite or a dog attack injury, call the attorneys at Zinda Law Group and we’ll provide you with a free consultation.
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