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Can I use a dog’s previous history for a lawsuit?

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Can I use a dog’s previous history for a lawsuit?

If individuals are harmed by another person’s dog, they may be able to use information about the dog’s previous history to prove their case. Victims of a dog bite can hold the dog owner responsible for their pet’s actions. After a dog attack has occurred, the injured individual can take the necessary steps to preserve evidence and build a case to prove their lawsuit. They can gather medical information regarding the injury that they have sustained from the dog bite. This can prove the extent of how much the dog harmed you. The individual should also gather information regarding the dog’s history. If the dog has a history of aggressive behavior, this can be used in the lawsuit. If the owner has also showed signs them make them negligent for this case, it can also be used against them to show that they were responsible for their dog’s behavior.

If dogs are raised to be vicious, this can have negative consequences. The dog may attack those around them and cause harm to someone. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be able to pursue legal action against their owner. When dogs have a violent history of behavior based on similar instances, the owner should have reasonably known about this history and taken proper precautions to prevent it in the future.

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Can it be the victim’s fault?

There are certain situations that eliminate the liability of the pet owner to protect the victim. If the victim is antagonizing the dog, then it may not be proven that the owner was acting negligently. It may show that the dog was aggravated to act in an aggressive way. Also, by trespassing on an individual’s property where the dog is leashed and somehow restrained, it may also be harder for the victim to place the liability on the owner. If the victim is somehow responsible due to behavior that antagonized the dog or an attempt to commit a crime, then they may not be able to prove liability on behalf of the owner.

Collecting all relevant information about the dog can be useful for the case. When collecting their information, you may wish to see if they have gotten their vaccinations to prevent the spread of any diseases.

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