Most people are aware that a dog owner can be sued if his dog bites you. But what if a dog runs up to you, jumps on you, and knocks you down, causing injury? That scenario highlights the difference between injuries from dog bites and injuries that occur from a dog attack or confrontation.
- Inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property.
- Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal, dog, or cat without provocation while off the owner’s property.
- Attacked a human being without provocation.
- Been used in the commission of a crime.
And the dog has either or both of the following:
- A history of attacking human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs, or cats without provocation.
- A propensity to attack human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs, or cats without provocation.