If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you’re not alone and there is help available. Before you begin your journey to justice, there are a few things you should know before you call a dog bite injury attorney. They’re here to help, but you need to know the facts.
The first thing you need to know is that owners are usually completely responsible for the actions of their pet and therefore your injury. They are not typically able to claim negligence. They are completely liable.
You also need to know that the dog’s attitude and history aren’t relevant to the case. It can be the sweetest dog in the world with no prior bite history, but it doesn’t matter. The point is, the dog bit you, and the owner has to take responsibility for it and all of your medical bills regarding the bite.
On the other hand, if you were on someone else’s property illegally, you don’t have any ground to stand on. You were not invited to the property, so you should not have been there. Therefore, in the eyes of the law, the dog would have never bitten you if you weren’t on the property.