When someone is injured on property belonging to another, the determination of liability is generally based on the legal theory of negligence. Property owners have a basic duty to protect anyone who visits their property lawfully. This is especially true for owners of commercial property and for employers. It is well-recognized that injuries caused by [ ] The post Can You Sue for Failure to Protect Against Personal Injury? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
There are state laws that determine who is liable if you are bitten by a dog. That liability is typically based on who was responsible for supervising the dog and whether or not that individual knew of any propensity the dog may have had to bite or otherwise be aggressive. While it is most common that the owner of the dog will be held responsible for any resulting dog bite injuries, there may be situations where liability may point to someone else. Determining who should be held liable The facts of each case are always different. So, depending on the particular facts surrounding your dog bite injury, there may be more than one person who can be held liable. The first step, however, is determining the theory of liability that is followed in your state. Some states impose “strict liability,” which means the only proof you need is that the dog cause your injury. If “strict liability” is not followed in your state, then you may need to establish that the dog’s owner kn