The most common personal injury resulting from an animal attack involves a dog bite or injury caused by a dog that does not involve biting.
The owner of a dog that causes injury to a person, without a biting, is strictly liable for all damages caused by the dog and the doctrine of comparative negligence does not apply.
The owner of a dog that causes injury to a person that does involve a biting is liable for the damages caused by the dog, but the doctrine of comparative negligence does apply and the injured person could have shared responsibility for the attack if they incited the dog in any way.
The dog owner could also escape responsibility for injuries caused by a dog bite on the dog owners property if the owner had a sign warning of the dog displayed on their property.
Robert G. Corirossi has been representing people injured as a result of animal attacks since 1982.
For a free consultation with an Animal Attacks Lawyer, you can contact Mr. Corirossi at (305)442-8850 X 221.