When Does A Dog Bite Constitute A Personal Injury Claim?
A dog bite can result in a personal injury claim when the victim can show at least two things have occurred:
- The dog's owner's actions or negligence were the cause of the dog bite, and
- The dog bite resulted in quantifiable injuries to the victim
If you were the victim of a dog bite that resulted in injuries you likely have a personal injury claim against the dog owner. The dog owner will be responsible for various costs including your medical bills, time missed from work, and emotional distress.
One note, in some jurisdictions you may have to have actual physical damages in order to bring a dog bite lawsuit. Mere emotional injuries, or injuries resulting from being scared by a dog may not be sufficient to file a claim.
Read more about the possible types of compensation you can recover for your personal injury damages here.
Additional Dog Bite FAQs
- How Can It Be Determined Whether A Dog Handlers Actions Were Negligent?
- What Are The Legal Rights Of A Dog Bite Victim?
- What If the State Where The Dog Bite Occurred is a "One-Bite State?"
- What if the Dog Owner was not Present when the Dog Bite Occurred?
- When are Dog Bite Lawsuits NOT Allowed?
- What Damages are Available to Dog Bite Victims?
- Who Actually Pays for Dog Bite Damages?
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