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Are You Liable if Your Dog Bites a Trespasser?
For many dog owners, their dog is part of the family and also provides security to the home and family members. But what if your dog bites a trespasser? Are you still liable? Depending on the dog bite laws in your state, you could be liable for all injuries, medical bills and other losses stemming from a dog bite even if the person was trespassing on your property. As a dog owner, it is important to know and understand the dog bite laws in your state and how you can protect yourself in case your dog bites someone.
No “One Free Bite” in Idaho
Some states offer the “one free bite” rule. Meaning, if it was the first time the dog bit someone, the owner would not be held liable. However, the Idaho Supreme Court characterized the “one free bite” rule as “fallacious,” or false. All dog owners in the state of Idaho will be held responsible if their dog bites someone regardless of whether the person was trespassing on private property. It is the responsibility of all dog owners to control their dog or dogs so no one is injured.
More Idaho Dog Bite Laws
Parke Gordon Law Firm has listed all other dog bite laws for the state of Idaho on our company website. Click here to see a list of all dog bite laws in Idaho.
Dog Bite Injury Attorney
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite injury, contact the law office of Harvard law grad Mat Parke to receive a fair compensation. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. We will fight for every penny you are owed. Contact Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise today to discuss your dog bite case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney during a free consultation. Call (208) 322-7274 now to get started. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
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