Children And Dog Bite Injuries, What The Law Says
Nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States alone. There are laws in place that protect dog owners from people who are tormenting their dogs and get bitten. However, there are exceptions made for children.
If your child is under the age of seven the law presumes that they were not teasing, tormenting or abusing a dog and that if a dog bite occurs the owner can be held responsible for the injury to the child.
When your child is around an unfamiliar dog it is important to make sure he/she respects the animal’s space and does not show any aggressiveness towards the dog to prevent injury.
If you or a loved one experienced a dog bite, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate the law.