Pets great companions in our everyday life for anyone with them. They may not be so friendly to other individuals though. 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.
With a history of bad behavior, it can show that the dog is inclined to act aggressively and can prove your case. When making these cases, it is important to reveal any information regarding the dog’s behavior to show if it is found in a series of events. If it is found that they have previously been involved in these incidents, it can reveal that the owner should have known about their inclination to act this way and taken the proper precautions to prevent it.
If dogs are raised to be aggressive, it can have negative consequences. The dog may attack those around them and cause serious harm to someone, which can result in a lawsuit. 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.
By collecting all relevant information about the dog, it can help build a case. Find out more about the dog’s medical history to ensure they have gotten their shots and vaccinations.
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.