Dog Strict Liability and One Bite Rule

If a Dog Bites you, you should seek medical attention immediately

If you are not treated, an animal bite can effect serious injury, infection, and even death if the animal was unhealthy. A lawyer will be able to tell you whether you have a legal aid, and what damages you may be able to recuperate. Once you have been medically evaluated, you should also consider consulting a local lawyer with experience in animal bite cases.

Strict liability from time to time called absolute liability

It is the lawful responsibility for damages, or injuries, even if anyone found strictly liable was not at fault or careless. Strict liability has been used to certain activities in TORT, such as holding an employer totally liable for the torts of her employees, but today it is most usually connected with badly manufactured products. In addition, for reasons of public policy, certain actions may be conducted only if the person conducting them is willing to indemnify others against the harm that results from the risks the activities create.

One Bite Laws a dog owner is only held responsible for his dog bites if the owner had reason to know the dog might bite.

This was called the “one bite” rule because it usually meant that a dog was allowed “one free bite” before it would get its owner in legal trouble. A law that says that the owner of a domesticated animal will be held strictly liable for injuries caused by the animal only if the owner knew or should have known about the animal’s unsafe or vicious propensities, which have been manifested in the past. The weight of proof is on the wounded party to prove that the animal owner is aware of the tendency. The “one-bite” rule originated in common law and has been rejected or modified by most states, either by decree or by case law, with regard to dogs.

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