How do you defend a dog bite case?
- Provocation and Negligence. If the injured person provoked the dog to attack—either purposely or negligently—the owner may not be held liable for the resulting injuries.
- Assumption of the Risk.
- Trespassing and Recovery.
- Police and Military Dogs.
- Other Injuries.
Why do lawyers have dogs? Physical and mental injuries can take their toll on a person and Lavent has found that having a dog in the office can help distract clients from the challenges with which they’re grappling. “When they walk through the door they can put their troubles and pain on hold and enjoy my spunky, furry sidekick,” says Lavent.
Can I sue the owner of a dog that killed my cat? You may also be able to sue someone who injured or killed your companion animal through negligence (legalese for carelessness).
What does the Animal Legal Defense Fund do? The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field