Can a dog’s history affect my lawsuit against their owner?

Pets can be our best friends and great companions for anyone with them. However, they may not be so friendly to other individuals. Dogs can often be territorial. If they are not raised correctly, the may show signs of aggression. Unfortunately, some people may even train their dogs to act out in this bad manner. If you find yourself in a situation where you are a victim of a dog bite, you may be able to seek liability. The dog’s owner can be held responsible for their dog’s aggressive behavior and the harm that is caused to you.

If a dog has a history of bad behavior, your case can become even stronger. When making these cases, it is important to reveal any information regarding the dog’s behavior. If it is found that they have previously been involved in these incidents, it can warrant more responsibility to the owner and show a series of events.

If dogs are raised to be vicious, this can have negative consequences. The dog may attack those around them and cause harm to someone. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be able to pursue legal action against their owner. When dogs have a violent history of behavior based on similar instances, the owner should have reasonably known about this history and taken proper precautions to prevent it in the future.

Can the attack be the victim’s fault?

There are certain situations that eliminate the liability of the pet owner to protect the victim. If the victim is antagonizing the dog, then it may not be proven that the owner was acting negligently. It may show that the dog was aggravated to act in an aggressive way. Also, by trespassing on an individual’s property where the dog is leashed and somehow restrained, it may also be harder for the victim to place the liability on the owner. If the victim is somehow responsible due to behavior that antagonized the dog or an attempt to commit a crime, then they may not be able to prove liability on behalf of the owner.

Collecting all relevant information about the dog can be useful for the case. When collecting their information, you may wish to see if they have gotten their vaccinations to prevent the spread of any diseases.

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