In a “one bite” state, owners are not held liable for damages following a dog bite as long as their animal has not attacked anyone before. One bite laws protect dog owners from lawsuits and litigation following the animal’s first bite, but only in cases where there was no prior knowledge of a dog’s aggressive tendencies.
This was the law of the land for decades. It is fairly uncommon in the 21st Century. In fact, there are only 14 states that still follow the one bite law....Read More