one-bite rule

one-bite rule
A legal rule, still in force in many states, that makes a dog owner legally responsible for injury caused by the dog only if the owner knew (or should have known) that the dog was likely to cause that kind of injury. The injured person must show that the owner had this knowledge.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Pet Law: Dogs & Cats
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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