Your Rights as a Victim of Dog Bites in Vermont

Vermont is one of a handful of states that follows the “one bite” law regarding dog bites and pet attacks. This law holds that, under most circumstances, the owner of a dog who bites someone can be held liable if their animal has previously injured someone else.

This law is different than strict liability laws which most states have adopted that hold owners responsible even if a dog has not previously attacked a human. The logic behind the “one bite” law is that an owner is made aware of an animal’s propensity to attack only after it has done so, but after that point the owner is responsible for preventing a reoccurrence.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by an uncontrolled animal, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call (603) 556-4148 to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Vermont dog bite lawyer.

Understanding Your Rights

Vermont dog bite laws can be very confusing and getting fair compensation following an animal attack can be complex. The Vermont dog bite lawyers at our firm have decades of experience helping victims of uncontrolled animals get justice and are not afraid to take these cases as far as necessary to see that justice is served.

Victims of dog bites deserve compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. Please contact our experienced Vermont dog bite lawyers today to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.


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