Kids and Dog Bites—–Part 3

Posted by on Jul 4, 2019 in Questions and Answers | 0 comments

When a Child is a Dog Bite Victim

While adults should know the difference between right and wrong when it comes to handling and petting dogs, do these same laws apply to young children? Court cases have ruled that children under the age of 5 are not capable of knowing this. Judges believe that children that young are incapable of acting in a reasonable manner around dogs.

What happens when a child is bit while at a daycare center? This is a common occurrence across the nation. In some areas, dogs are forbidden from daycare facilities. Even in areas where it is not against the law, it can be considered negligent.

While some daycare facilities ask parents to sign agreements releasing the facility from liable in the event of a dog attack, the courts tend to side with the victim and consider these releases to be against public policy.

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