What Happens When My Dog Bites Someone In Montana?
This thought may seem like a nightmare to think about.
You are taking a walk with your dog and while on you adventure, a person passes you both. Your dog lunges and manages to bite the person now you and the dog are in a bad situation.
After that point, what are the next steps to do after an unprovoked bite where your dog and affectively you are responsible?
First, one should get the appropriate medical care for the person that has been bitten immediately from professionals as well as separate the animal from everyone for safety.
Second, alert local authorities and comply with lawful orders.
What are the laws in Montana regarding dog bites?
There are laws in Montana regarding the Liability of owners of a vicious dog.
27-1-715. Liability of owner of vicious dog. (1) The owner of a dog that without provocation bites a person while the person is on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, located within an incorporated city or town is liable for damages that may be suffered by the person bitten regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of the viciousness.
The law also covers situations regarding the Meter-Reader, Postal Worker, or any other person lawfully performing a task.
A person is lawfully upon the private property of the owner within the meaning of this section when the person is on the property in the performance of any duty imposed upon the person by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States of America or when the person is on the property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property.
Some people don't know whether or not their dog would bite anyone, It's good to know the laws associated with an incident like this to know the next steps.
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