Dog attacks are not limited to dog bites. If you are injured because you are chased by a dog or knocked over by an attacking dog and are injured, you may have a claim.
Dog attacks that occur off of the dog owners’ premises have the lowest threshold for bringing a claim. These are the easiest cases to prove. Absent a few circumstances, a dog owner is liable for the dog’s behavior that occurs off of the dog owner’s property regardless of the past behavior or the dog.
For a dog attack that occurs on the dog owner’s property, it is up to the dog owner to prover that the dog was not previously a vicious animal. It is not up to the Plaintiff to prove the reverse.