Animal Attack Attorneys | Romanucci & Blandin
If you are attacked by an animal, the animal’s owner may be held responsible for your injuries. Animal attacks involve any type of wild or domesticated animal, but the majority of animal attack claims are from dog bite injuries. RB Law’s personal injury attorneys have handled many animal attack cases for our clients and we will help you through the legal process.
Animal attack cases are handled in one of two ways. The first is to make a case of negligence on the animal’s owner, in which the plaintiff must prove that the animal’s owner was careless or reckless in allowing the attack to occur. The second depends on the state in which you live, and is a strict liability case. If your case is strict liability, negligence does not have to be proven.
If the animal has never attacked a person before, the animal’s owner may not be liable since it was the animal’s first offense. These types of cases are known as the “one bite rule.” Nearly half of the states in the U.S have the “one bite rule,” but after the animal has injured somebody, the owner will no longer will protected from being held liable.
The animal’s owner is not always held liable if their animal has attacked someone. The two exceptions for liability are:
- Provocation – If the plaintiff intentionally provoked the animal, and the animal attacked them as a result, their claim may be void.
- Trespassing –If the plaintiff was attacked while trespassing on the animal owner’s property, the owner is not liable. The owner will only
be liable for any animal attack injuries of people who were on their property legally.
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If you have questions regarding your animal attack case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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