When is a Landlord Responsible for a Dog Bite?
If you or someone you love suffered injuries due to a dog attack, it is important to retain a lawyer with experience in pursuing dog bite claims. This is especially true when the dog was owned by a renter rather than a homeowner. While the owner of the dog is strictly liable (responsible) for any injuries that the dog has caused, many times, the renter will not have adequate assets or insurance to pay for the damages. The question then becomes whether the renter’s landlord has any responsibility for the attack. If landlord responsibility can be proven, the insurance for the landlord will become available for monetary recovery.