Dog bites are dangerous, painful and costly injuries. The chances of being bitten by a dog in America are increasing each year. A domestic pet that is not properly trained, goes unsupervised, or whose characteristics are not known by its owner may result in serious permanent injuries to the victim of a bite. The physical injury, and even disfigurement caused by an animal bite may be secondary to the mental injury of a bite victim. It is not uncommon for a child victim of a vicious animal attack to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and to require psychological care for an extended period of time.
When evaluating potential liability for a dog bite lawsuit, the following matters should be considered:
- Most municipalities have ordinances requiring the restraint and supervision of dogs and dangerous animals
- The owner of a dog or animal may be strictly liable for damages resulting from animal bite that occurs off its owner's property
- The owner of a dog or animal shown to be a prior danger is strictly liable for any injury caused by the dog or animal, even on its owner's property.
Dog bites frequently involve scarring, disfigurement and emotional damages which are difficult to quantify and require the skill of an attorney who specializes in this area of law. If you or a close friend has been the victim of a dog bite, contact The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation concerning your case.
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