If you, your child or a loved one was attacked or bitten by a dog or another animal, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Is the owner liable for your injuries and damages? These types of cases typically fall under premises liability law, and your rights depend on where you live. For instance, certain states have a “one-bite” or “one-free-bite” rule, meaning owners are only liable if they knew (or should have known) that their pet had aggressive tendencies. In other states, pet owners can be strictly liable for any injuries or damage caused by their animal, regardless of whether or not their pet previously acted aggressively.
Browse our list of lawyers who specialize in animal attack and dog bite cases below.