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One-bite rule gives dog owners some slack in the leash

Most states have some form of a “one bite” rule that limits dog owners’ liability for their dog’s first bite. After the dog’s first bite, however, owners usually are strictly liable for any additional dog bites. A common exception to the “one bite” rule is if owners knew their dog had vicious propensities. In other […]

Dog bites: laws protecting dog owners

The owner of a dog involved in a dog bite can be protected from claims brought against him or her in certain situations, including: The owner proves that the victim provoked the dog, resulting in a bite. The victim was trespassing on the owner’s property. The owner took appropriate measures to warn others about the […]