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Dog Bites

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Determining Liability In Dog Bite Incidents

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 4.5 million people are victim to dog bites every year, and nearly 800,000 of those result in the need in medical care. If you are bitten by a dog it is extremely important to understand who is at fault and how to proceed with legal action if necessary. Due to “common law” owners become liable for injuries caused by their dog when they were negligent or knew that their dog could be a danger. A caretaker of the dog could also be held liable. In some states where “strict liability” is in place...

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