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.