Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Even man’s best friend sometimes bites. Dog bites and animal attacks can leave a person seriously and permanently injured. In addition, victims of dog bites could face expensive medical bills and lost wages. Liability for animal attacks often hinges on what the animal's owner knew about its propensity for violence. For example, an animal owner may be held liable for an attack if the animal in question had a history of aggression toward humans. The resources below will help you learn about the basics of dog bite liability and how animal attack lawsuits work. You’ll find articles on the elements of a dog bite case, animal attack damages, and how to prove an owner’s knowledge of an animal’s viciousness.
- Dog Bites & Animal Attack Overview
Pets can be wonderful companions, neighborhood terrors, or both. This article goes over the law surrounding animal attacks and lists the first steps to take after you have been bitten.
- Animal Bites: Who Pays Damages?
When a dog bites someone else, the owner is technically liable. However, the owner's insurance policies often have terms that cover animal attacks. Read on to find out when insurance policies might cover these damages.
- Proving Knowledge of a Dog's Viciousness
Proving that a pet's owner knew that the pet was vicious is a key part of dog bite law suits. This article contains some information that might convince a court of the animal's viciousness.
- Dog Bite Resources
Take a look at this article for a list of government agencies, first aid tips, information on how to prevent dog bites, and other useful links to important dog bite resources.
- Types of Animal Bite Injuries
Much of the law on animal attacks focuses on dog bites, but dogs are not the only animals known to injure humans. Learn how the type of animal affects the bite injury case in this article.
- Dog and Animal Bites FAQ
Get started learning about animal bite cases by reading through this helpful list of FAQ's. Read about who is responsible for the damages, whether you can still bring a claim if you were bitten in someone's home, and more.