Dog Bite: Can the Owner of the Dog Escape Being Punished?

More often than not, owners of dogs that attack or bite individuals or other animals are prosecuted and fined. If the case involves a dog previously declared dangerous, it may attract a prison sentence which could be in the region of 8 to 10 years should the attack lead to the death of the person. However, there are situations where owners escape penalties.

The owner will not be held liable if, before an attack:

*the person injured teased, abused or assaulted the dog;

*the person injured was attacking an individual known to the dog before its very eyes; or

*the person or animal injured trespassed on the premises where the dog is kept;

Whether you are the owner or the victim, your best bet is to commit the case into the hand of a competent injury attorney or firm. For people living dealing with personal injury cases in Las Vegas, Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter is the best choice, they have handled hundreds of dog bite cases with clients calling back to say thanks.

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