Posts tagged "Animal Bites"

Landlord liability for dog bites on their property

Many people in Kentucky own a dog as a pet. These dogs are considered by many to be cherished member of the family. But, occasionally a dog is aggressive and bites another person. In these cases, the owner of the dog may be held liable for their aggressive dog. But, what if a person suffers a dog bite in an apartment complex?

Cat bites, like other animal bites, can be dangerous

Many Frankfort area residents have a pet. Pets are treated like members of the family and most of the time are friendly. But, occasionally an unexpected animal attack occurs, which can be both physically and emotionally traumatic. Although it may seem like most animal bites are from dogs, cats can be vicious as well.

Kentucky has strict liability for dog bites

There are many residents of Kentucky who are scared of dogs. Whether they had a bad experience as a child or just find them scary, they go out of their way to avoid meeting up with a dog. While most dogs are friendly and will just lick you all over, some dogs can bite even if they are unprovoked. In these situations, a dog owner should be held responsible for a victim's injuries.

How does one show that a dog is vicious?

Many Frankfort area residents own a dog. Dogs are important members of families and usually friendly. But, occasionally, a dog can be a neighborhood terror. In these cases, an animal bite can occur that causes serious injuries. In a dog bite lawsuit, a person needs to show that the owner had prior knowledge their dog was vicious.

Common types of dog bite injuries

Many Frankfort residents enjoy taking a daily stroll in their neighborhood, through a park or other public space. Most of the time, these walks are enjoyable, but occasionally, a person runs into an aggressive dog that attacks. There are many injuries a person can suffer from a dog bite.

State law protects victims of animal bites

Animal bites can result in physical injuries and emotional harm which can also create financial setbacks for victims. Victims who have been harmed by an animal bite should be familiar with the legal resources available to help them through the recovery process. Guidance concerning the remedies available to them can be invaluable.

Emotional distress and animal bites

For many people, animals like dogs make them nervous. Many Kentucky residents have had scary encounters with dogs and other animals where they were growled at, jumped on or even bitten. Sometimes these events bring both physical injury and emotional trauma.

What are animal bite laws in Kentucky?

Animal bites can cause serious harm and damages to victims and their families which is why it is helpful to understand there are legal protections available for victims of animal bites. Victims of an animal bite and their families may, however, wonder what the legal resources are protecting them in the event of an animal bite. In Kentucky, strict liability animal bite laws are followed.

Apartment living and dog bites: Is your landlord liable?

For a lot of people, the simple fact of living in an apartment building should not be the reason why they can't own a dog. In fact, many small breeds are well suited for apartment living and not only offer companionship and entertainment, but can also be trained as helper dogs for those with disabilities or special needs.

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