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.

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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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