Can Greensboro criminal defense attorneys explain dog bite laws? Yes!
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about aggression with certain breeds of dogs, including Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. There has been an up-rise of people on social media claiming that these breeds of dogs are not dangerous, but many public places continue to make rules about what breed of dogs are allowed inter vicinity. Regardless of whether you think a breed is more aggressive or not, it’s important to know that all dogs can bite. You should always be careful when you’re around a dog you don’t know, and if you’re a dog owner you should always make sure you have your dog under control in public. If you’ve been involved in a dog bite situation and you’re not sure what to do, you should contact a Greensboro criminal defense attorney today to understand your options!
Each situation is different because bites usually never happen the exact same way twice, but it’s important to know the law associate with the incident. An owner can be held strictly liable for dog bites committed by a dog that is considered dangerous. “Dangerous dog” in terms of law means (1) a dog without provocation has killed or inflicted serious injury on a person, or (2) a dog that is considered potentially dangerous. To be considered potential dangerous, a dog must have shown signs of it in the past, such as other bites or aggression. Basically, once there has been a prior attack, the owner is then on notice that the dog is considered potentially dangerous. This notice creates foreseeability for the owner that this may happen again, and shows that particular breeds of dogs, such as Rottweilers and Pit Bulls, could create liability for negligence. If you have been involved in a dog bite, you should know the law surrounding the incident by consulting a Greensboro criminal defense lawyer.
Contact a Greensboro criminal defense attorney today for more information regarding dog bites. The criminal defense attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olsen know the requirements of the law and also genuinely care about each and every case presented by their clients. Call 336-379-0539 today; we are here to help!