Is a Pet Sitter Liable for a Dog Attack?

Categories: Dog Attacks

A dog bite wound on a patient's left leg.

Typically, a dog sitter could be held responsible for a dog attack or bite. The law does not only hold owners of the animal responsible when injuries occur. Instead, leeway is given for special circumstances just like this one. When someone is in control or responsible for an animal, they assume all responsibility if that…

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What to Do If Someone’s Dog Bites You

Categories: Dog Bites

Right after you or a loved one has been bitten by someone’s dog, the first action you should take is to seek medical attention – whether from an emergency room or by seeing your family physician. If the bite is life-threatening, contact 911. Even if your bite wound looks minor, you need emergency attention. Bites…

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How Long after a Dog Bite Can You Sue the Owner?

Categories: Dog Bites

Angry dog on a leash.

After a bite or vicious attack from a dog, the last thing on your mind is filing a lawsuit. Most likely, you know the dog’s owner. They might be a friend, family member, or even a neighbor. Therefore, the idea of filing a claim against them to seek compensation just doesn’t seem right. Indeed, often…

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What is Considered a Serious Dog Bite?

Categories: Dog Bites

Angry dog with bare teeth shown.

Dog bites, even those that do not leave permanent scars, are emotionally and mentally traumatic. However, when it comes to filing a claim against the dog’s owner, the courts look at the severity of the bite to determine fair compensation. So, what is a severe bite? While minor bites can leave a person emotionally traumatized…

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