Am I Responsible For The Damages That My Dog Causes?

Yes. You are liable to the injured person for all damages done by your dog, except where the injured person was committing a crime. In addition, if the dog injures another party while affected by rabies, and the owner does not know, or would not have any reason to have known, then the owner is not liable for damages.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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