Can a dog’s history be named in a lawsuit against the owner?
Pets are lovable and can become a part of our families. They live with us and spend a lot of time with us on a regular basis. Although they can be lovable and caring in our eyes, they may not get along with other individuals as well. Our dogs can grow protective over our families. They may even become territorial over our property. Due to this, they may not act as kindly to other individuals that they are not familiar with.
Your dog can also pick up on behavioral patterns. If they are acting out aggressively and you encourage it, this may cause them to adapt to this pattern of behavior. It is important to train your dogs to be gentle and kind to other people. Otherwise, you should limit their contact with others. If you find yourself in a situation where you are a victim of a dog bite, you may be able to seek liability on behalf of the dog’s owner. The dog’s owner can be held responsible for their dog’s aggressive behavior and the harm that their dog caused to you. If the dog is known to have a history of aggressive behavior that has included dog bites and attacks, this can be used when building your liability case. When there is a history of bad behavior, the dog owner should have known or reasonably known about their dog’s inclination to act aggressively. Dog owners are held responsible for their dog’s behavior when it harms another individual.
Can the attack be the victim’s fault?
A dog bite may not be found to be the owner’s fault if the victim acted in a wrong manner. If they antagonized the dog in a certain way, the owner may not be seen as negligent. It may show that the dog was aggravated to act in an aggressive way that caused the victim to be injured. When an owner takes precautions against dog attacks by leashing their dog on their property, it may be difficult for you to build a case. By trespassing on an individual’s property where the dog is leashed and somehow restrained, it may also be harder for the victim to place the liability on the owner since they entered the property willingly. If the victim is somehow responsible due to behavior that antagonized the dog or an attempt to commit a crime, then they may not be able to prove liability on behalf of the owner.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.