The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims in the USA The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims in the USA

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims in the USA


Most states and the District of Columbia impose liability on a dog owner for all dog bites even if the dog previously was a "good dog." The victim is compensated through the dog owner's homeowners or renters insurance. A minority of states observe the "one bite rule" which shields a dog owner from liability unless he knew that it tended to bite, or caused the bite negligently or intentionally, or violated a leash law or other animal control law.


For more information on the legal rights of dog bite victims, visit the websites below:
Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims in the USA
If Your Dog Bites Someone
One Bite Rule


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