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Animal Bites

Animals live side by side with humans in a variety of situations. From professional industry work to simple companionship there are many circumstances in which an animal will interact with a human. However, sometimes even domesticated animals can cause injuries to human beings in the wrong situation. One of the most common examples of human-animal conflict are animal bites.

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Allbee Law Firm

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12 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Motorcycle Accidents
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Herron Law Firm

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26 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Bad Faith Insurance, Bicycle Accidents, Binding Contracts
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Law Offices of Greg Lavender, PLLC

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11 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Crimes and Aggravation
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Law Offices of Greg Lavender, PLLC

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11 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Crimes and Aggravation
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The Francis Firm

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24 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Business Contracts, Business Law
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Attorneys of Idaho

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7 years in practice
Animal Bites, Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense
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Undomesticated Behavior

Domestic animals are treated differently depending on the jurisdiction. In some states, any animal owned by a human is held to a standard of strict liability, while in others the principle of a one bite rule is held.

Strict Liability Bites

Strict liability is the harsher standard for animal bite cases. Under a strict liability standard, animals owned by an individual are always liable for any injuries that they cause to a third party. This means that even if the animal attack is a one-off occurrence or may have been provoked by extreme circumstances, the owner can still be found liable for the ensuing injuries.

One Bite Rule

The one bite rule refers to a common law principle that holds that animals are safe until they are shown not to be. This often means that in most cases an animal is allowed “one bite” where the owner can argue that they were not aware of the alleged danger that the animal posed to others. While the one bite is helpful, it does not exonerate the defendant on a second or third charge, where they can no longer reasonably assume that their animal would not harm anyone.

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If you have been injured by an animal bite and want to seek justice, you will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A private defense attorney is able to focus completely on your case and devote far more attention to your case than a public defender would be able to.

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Animal Bites Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the one bite law?

The one bite law refers to a common law principle that protects defendants from liability for injuries caused by a domesticated animal. The one bite law holds that an individual can generally argue that they were not aware that their animal had a proclivity for causing injury as long as it has no previous history of injuring individuals. The one bite defense is not absolute however and some defendants can still be found to be negligent if there is compelling evidence that the defendant should have known that their animal could cause injury to others.

2. Can I be arrested if my dog bites someone?

In general, dog bites are a civil matter that is handled by noncriminal courts. However, in the event that a dog causes a serious injury, especially if it is at the command of the owner, criminal charges can be filed.

3. Can I be arrested if my animal bites someone?

In general, it is assumed that any domesticated animal is not harmful to others. This means that if an animal injures someone it is assumed to have been done unintentionally. However, if an owner commands an animal to attack or fails to take appropriate precautions with an animal that is established to have a tendency to hurt others, criminal charges can become involved.

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