Dog Bites

Here are some FAQs about claiming damages for dog bite injuries, including what damages you can claim, how to start a claim, and time limits to keep in mind.

Common Questions about Dog Bites

When is a claim for damages possible due to injuries resulting from a dog-bite incident?

If you have been attacked by a dog, whether in a public area or on a private property, you are entitled to claim compensation from the dog’s owner for your injuries. If a domestic animal such as a dog acts contrary to its nature (i.e., by attacking), without provocation, the owner can be held strictly liable even if negligence is absent.

What types of damages can be claimed?

You may be able to claim various damages, including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other related losses resulting from the incident.

How do I initiate a claim?

It is advisable to obtain the identity of the animal’s owner and consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in third-party claims to guide you through the process.

Is there a time limit to institute a claim?

Yes, the prescribed time limit for initiating a claim is three years from the date of the incident. However, it is recommended to consult with a legal professional as soon as possible.

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