Delaware Dog Bite Laws

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The state of Delaware mandates that a dog owner is liable for bodily injury, personal injury or accidental death caused by the owner’s dog. This is unless the victim was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other property crime at the time of the injury, or unless the victim was attempting to commit a crime against any person, or unless the victim was teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog at time of injury.

If you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by a domestic animal, in Delaware, regardless of breed, call our Delaware dog bite injury lawyers regarding your legal rights. Being attacked by a dog on someone else’s property may entitle you to benefits and compensation under Delaware law.

Delaware Dangerous Dog Statute

The state of Delaware does not have a dangerous dog statute that addresses an owner’s liability for injuries their dog may inflict on a person. What Delaware does have is a statute that outlines legal duties of dangerous dog owners. Per this statute, after Delaware officials declare a dog to be dangerous, the owner must:

Maintain liability insurance of at least $100,000.00 to cover any damage or injury caused by the dog

Confine the dog when on the owner’s property

Muzzle and restrain the dog when it is off the owner’s property

Display warning sign stating there is a dangerous dog on premises

Spay or neuter the dog

Immediately notify local animal control agency when dog is loose or confined, attacks another person or domestic animal, when the owner moves and when the owner dies

Statute violations can range from $50.00 to $2,000.00 in Delaware.

Contact Our Wilmington Delaware Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Today

Let our Newark, Delaware injury lawyers help you help you if you have been attacked by a dog or other type of domestic animal. We have a deep understanding of Delaware dog bite laws. You can email the firm here. Our team of Delaware premises liability attorneys offer free consultations to Delaware Dog Bite Victims and their families. They also operate on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge no fees unless they recover on your behalf.

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