Dog bites when one is bitten or otherwise injured by contact with a dog, there are both statutory and common law remedies available to obtain care and compensation. These claims are typically against the owner(s) of the animal. Where there is an actual bite, the liability for the resulting injuries and care is absolute under state law. Where there is not a bite, the claims are brought under the common law for the owner’s failure to properly supervise or restrain the animal.
The dog owner is strictly liable for any dog bite injury caused by the pet, regardless of the underlying circumstances.