Dog and Animal Bite Attorneys
Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers Hold Negligent Owners Liable for Injuries Caused by Pets
Strict liability for harm caused by dogs and other animals.
- The owner had reason to know that the animal had a specific propensity to harm others
- The harm caused by the animal was due to that specific propensity.
Hence, if an owner of a dog knows that the dog likes to bite people or has bitten on other occasions, the owner will be “Strictly Liable” when the dog bites a plaintiff. If however, the dog knocks someone down and this was not a known propensity of the dog, the owner will be liable ONLY IF the plaintiff can prove negligence or intent on the part of the owner. In either situation, an experienced dog bite attorney can help with your dog bite lawsuit.
The owner of a “wild animal” (monkey, tiger) will be held “Strictly Liable” for the harm it causes, whether or not the owner knew of the animal’s dangerous propensities and irrespective of how well trained the animal was. These rules not only apply to the Owners of Domestic and Wild animals but may also apply to individuals who do not own the animals but are simply possessing or Keeping the Domestic or Wild animals, depending on the factual circumstances.