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Dog Law


Dog law differs a lot from country to country. If you need to know more about dog law, it is therefore important to first establish the proper jurisdiction. Do not assume that a dog law valid in your part of the world will be valid when you go abroad. It is also important to keep in mind that dog law can vary considerably even within a country. In the United States, it is for instance common for each state to establish their own dog law. In other countries, one dog law can be applicable for most of the country, while a separate dog law is valid in a small area that has gained a certain level of autonomy.

If you need help regarding dog law, it is always a good idea to contact a dog law expert, such as a local solicitor with extensive knowledge of dog law in your particular region. There are many situations where a person may need a dog law expert. In many situations, contacting the proper authorities such as the police or local animal control department will not be enough. Your report may be filed, but it is not until your hire a dog law expert that something actually happens. These are just a few examples of situations where you may consider contacting a dog law expert.

  1. Your neighbour’s dog barks all day and cause a nuisance.
  2. Your neighbour’s dog escapes from his yard and damages your garden.
  3. Someone allow their dogs to roam free in your area.
  4. You want a dog owner to keep a muzzle on his dogs.
  5. A dog attacked you.
  6. A dog attacked a member of your family.
  7. Someone claims that your dog is barking too much.
  8. Someone claims that your dog attacked them.
  9. Someone injured your dog and is claiming self defence.
  10. Someone claims that your dog breed is not allowed in your neighbourhood. 

Dog law can make your entitled to compensation directly from the owner of the dog or from his or her insurance company. Conversely, if you are the owner of a dog, dog law can force you or your insurance company to pay out considerable amounts of money. It is therefore always a good idea to contact a dog law expert, since it can save you at lot of money in the long run.  

Dog law is a complicated thing, and giving any general guidelines is therefore very difficult. After an incident involving a dog, a long series of problems and difficult questions will typically arise. If someone is bitten by a dog, the medical bills can reach substantial amounts, but that is not all. In many cases, cosmetic surgery is necessary and it is not uncommon for insurance companies to refrain from paying such expenses. If you are the bitten person, you may be forced to pay from your own pocket. If you are the owner of the dog, dog law can force you to reimburse the dog bite victim for such costs.

Other examples of expenses connected to dog bite law are loss of income, future loss of income due to disfigurement, therapy costs after psychological trauma, permanent physical and psychological damage, counselling for close family members who witnessed the attack, and finally loss of property such as glasses and garments. Disclaimer: This text is meant as an introduction only and might contain errors. Always refer to a lawyer in your area to get the facts in your particular case.

Dog Law Articles

Barking Dog Law - Information about the legal aspects of barking dogs.
Dog Bite Law - An article about the legal aspects of dog bites.
China Dog Law - An article about the legal aspects of dog bites.
Cruel Dog Law - An article about the keeping dogs and the law.
Dangerous Dog Law - An article about laws regulating the keeping of dangerous dogs.
Dog Breeding Law - An article about the rules surrounding dog breeding.
Dog Leash Law - information about dog leash laws.
Dog Lemon Law - An article about dog lemon laws and when a dog is a lemon.
Dog Ownership Law - An article about the legal aspects of owning a dog.
Service Dog Law - An article about the rules sorrounding service dogs.
Vicious Dog Law - An article about the legal aspects of owning and keeping a vicious dog.