In most cases, dogs are considered members of the family. Unfortunately, when dogs are not well behaved or unproperly trained, they can lash out and become violent. Dog bites can result in serious injuries and can result in significant financial and nonfinancial burdens for the victim. Of course, the victim of a dog bite may want to consider their legal options.
In the state of Delaware, dog bites are taken quite seriously. The state laws say that the owner of a dog is responsible for the actions of the dog. However, if the victim of the dog bite was trespassing, taking part in criminal activity, or provoking the dog in any way, the dog’s owner may not be held liable.
Personal injury cases, if the victim chooses to bring one, require the victim to prove that the dog’s owner was negligent. It is important that after a dog bite accident, the victim begins collecting evidence to help prove their case. The victim should collect the name and address of the owner, evidence that the person owns the dog, that the dog has proper shots and paperwork, and they should collect the information of any witnesses.
If you have been injured by a dog, contact our firm today.
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