Dog Bite Laws
New Hampshire Revised Statutes § 466:19 provides that an individual who is injured by another’s dog is entitled to recover monetary compensation from the owner or keeper of the dog. The exception to this law is where the injured party was engaged in the commission of a crime. The law provides that the dog owner is held strictly liable for any harm caused by the dog. This means that the injured person does not have to prove that the dog owner was negligent. Where the owner of the dog is a minor, the parent or guardian of the child will be held liable. The lawyer from our legal team can help you pursue a lawsuit that proves that the injured person was attacked by the dog, that the person being sued is the dog’s owner, that the victim did not provoke the dog, and that the injured person also had a right to be at the location where the accident occurred.
Legal Rights of the Dog Bite Victim
Many of the laws related to obtaining compensation from a dog owner’s negligence also pertain to dog-inflicted injuries and not just dog bites. In addition, as the victim of a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation through the dog owner’s homeowner or renter insurance if the New Hampshire Revised Statute § 466:19 does not apply to the dog owner’s situation. During a free case evaluation, the legal team at Buckley Law Offices can discuss your legal options.
At Buckley Law Offices, the legal team helps you throughout your case while you recover emotionally and medically. We can handle all of the paperwork and other time-consuming or confusing aspects of your case. If you or a loved one is suffering from injury resulting from the bite of a dog belonging to another individual, do not hesitate to speak with a personal injury attorney from our firm at once. We have the experience, knowledge, and ability to safeguard your rights.