Monday, July 18, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? I got bitten by a dog!
Baltimore personal injury lawyers know that the owner of an animal is charged with a duty or using ordinary care in controlling the animal. Some seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers have litigated cases in which a dog has bitten someone, and where the owner in fact acted responsibly [e.g. a fence, sign, leash etc]. If that owner knew, or should have known, the animal had a "propensity, inclination or tendency" to bite – for example, by having done it before- then ordinary care doesn't matter. In that instance, the owner is strictly responsible for the damage caused by the animal.