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Dog Bite Compensation

Do I have a personal injury case for a dog bite?

Like other personal injury cases, dog bite injuries usually have a two-year statute of limitations (varies per state). This means you have up to two years from the date that you were bitten to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not file within that period, your case will not be heard in court, which means you cannot seek compensation of any kind.

The “One-Bite” Rule
One important rule in some states is the one bite rule, which basically states that if the owner did not have knowledge that the dog would bite, such as through previous experiences or as part of breed specific characteristics, he or she is essentially given one bite without being liable. However, if there were any reasons at all that would show that the owner should have expected that the dog might bite, he or she will be held liable if someone else is injured by the dog.
If the owner did have knowledge that should have shown that the dog in question might pose a risk, he or she may be held responsible – especially if proper safety precautions were not followed. However, this is not an easy fact to prove in most cases. Some factors that may play a role in the determination are the breed of the dog, whether the dog was trained to attack or for protection, how the dog was restrained, and previous warnings from the owner.

Do I have a personal injury case for a dog bite?

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