Dog Bites in Maryland
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In Maryland and the rest of the United States, dogs are considered to be
man’s best friend. However, they also have a propensity to attack
or bite their human counterparts, causing serious injuries. If you suffered
an injury after being bitten by a dog, you may be eligible to recover
financial compensation in a
personal injury lawsuit.
Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC, we are committed to helping our clients make the best recovery possible
from injury and hold those who caused their injuries accountable through
the legal system. With more than 75 years of combined experience, our
Salisbury personal injury attorneys can thoroughly review your case and
determine all of your available legal options to build an effective and
personalized case strategy just for you.
Maryland Dog Bite Law
According to state law, dog owners can be held “strictly liable”
for all injuries and other damages arising from the dog’s aggressive
actions and behavior. Strict liability means that no negligence or any
type of fault on the owner needs to be demonstrated or shown.
In most cases, when a dog attacks or bites someone in Maryland, it establishes
a “rebuttable presumption,” meaning that the owner knew or
should have known that the dog had vicious or dangerous propensities.
Dog owners must prove that they did not have any knowledge in order to
avoid being held liable for injuries or damages.
On the other hand, dog-related injuries can also be considered under Maryland’s
negligence law. Under this rule, the injured individual needs to show
that the owner’s “lack of reasonable care” caused the
dog bite in order to recover damages for a dog bite.
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