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Apr 17

What is the One Free Bite Rule?

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorney  

What is the One Free Bite Rule?Animal attacks can be devastating events, but they are something that countless victims have to deal with every single year. Those that have recently been attacked may be wondering the exact laws that are going to be used to determine who is at fault for these harrowing ordeals. This is why our dog bite lawyer in Los Angeles believes that all those who have recently been injured due to an animal attack should understand the “one free bite” rule that may affect their case.

Attacks carried out by domesticated animals can happen for any number of reasons. Owners might not be following a leash law or the animal may have simply escaped. No matter the reason though, these attacks can be painful, expensive, and even life-threatening.

One common misconception comes about due to an old legal precedent commonly referred to as the “one free bite” rule. This rule essentially left dog owners or caretakers blameless in the event of a single bite. After the first attack, the owners would then be responsible as they understood the propensity that their dog had for violence.  While this law is still called on today, victims of dog bites can still be entitled to compensation, even on the animal’s first attack.

If you are in need of a Los Angeles personal injury attorney due to an animal attack, contact the Law Offices of Hamdam and Associates today. We are happy to work with all cases and are here to get our clients the compensation that they deserve fast.