The strict liability rule stipulates that the dog's owner be accountable for any bite injuries regardless of whether the injury was on the dog's owner's property or if the owner was violating the rules of.
The most obvious costs arising from injuries caused by dogs are medical expenses, which include charges for hospital and doctor services, as well as medication physical therapy, any required psychological treatment.
If a home was damaged in the course of the incident, for instance when a dog injured their companion and caused injury to their clothing the victim might receive compensation for that damage.
A dog bite case can't be dealt with promptly. In fact, it could take several months, usually six months if the aim is to present an in-person jury. In areas with more people it could take between two and three years. Aspects that are relevant to the situation, like healing time, as well as the degree of the dog's bite, can affect the length of the case. If the injury is minor and painful or even minor, it could be dismissed from court. But, the majority of cases involving dog bites settle in court through an attractive settlement. If the insurance company fails to give the victim the amount they should and the victim doesn't get enough, they are permitted to sue to receive the compensation they believe they are entitled to.
Statistics indicate that a person is bitten within every seventy seconds across the United States. If you have an animal, insurance may safeguard you from having to cover damages if your dog bites an individual. The insurance coverage of the dog's owner could affect how much the compensation you are awarded.
The majority of the time, the victim has to determine the dog's owner to be able to sue them. The owner could transfer the responsibility to an insurance company that handles the payment, however, in general the owner needs to seek legal counsel. Both renters insurance and homeowners insurance are able to handle legal liability for dog bites. Since they are insurance companies can provide up to $300,000 in a given year based on the limits of liability. If the victim decides to sue the company, expect the matter to take time.
The rules that apply to a specific case may alter the amount that the victim can be able to recover. If the victim is partially at fault for the dog's bite, for instance when they were causing trouble or was causing a conflict with the animal, shared fault rules could limit the amount of compensation an award or settlement.