A state's law governing dog bites could or might not require strict liability for pet owners for their dog's attack. If it does not provide an obligation of strict liability, the victim will need to prove the dog's owners were negligent. This extra element in the case could make it harder to prove. This could alter the verdict or amount of settlement.
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Most often, the person who is being sued has to determine the dog's owner to be able to sue them. The owner may transfer some of the liability to the insurance company for handling payments, but generally the owner needs to seek legal advice. Both renters insurance and homeowners insurance are able to handle legal liability for dog bites. Since they are insurance companies will offer up to $300,000 based on the limits of liability. If the victim decides to sue the company, expect that the case to last a time.
The law governing dog bites states that the dog's owner is accountable for any harm that their dog causes, without being in any way provoked. The one-bite rule is similarly applicable however the victim must prove that the dog's owner is dangerous. The negligence laws also apply to the dog owner who did not take their dog's safety seriously and allowed them to go on with the attack. Three main kinds of liability are applicable to cases involving dog bites, particularly in states that have precedent. Since precedence is a major factor in the future of cases attorneys can assist clients understand how to make use of the laws in their favor.
A dog attack-related injury could make it difficult to, if not impossible returning to your regular work. People who have suffered serious injuries sustained from an attack by a dog need to rest for a while before returning to work, particularly when their job is more physical-based. If you are unable to return to work due to your injuries, you'll lose your wages. You may seek reimbursement for lost earnings in your dog bite case.
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If the injuries were serious the victim's legal damages are usually higher, and the victim may be able to pursue a lawsuit for more. The laws of the state regarding dog bites and shared fault laws can make it harder for the victim to recover.