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I was bitten by a dog the other day and needed stitches. Who is responsible/liable for the dog biting me?

In most circumstances, the person liable for the dog that bit you would be the dog’s owner and the person handling the dog. Usually the owner’s home insurance covers things like that unless the dog (perhaps because of its breed) is excluded from the policy.

There are some instances where a premises owner allows a dangerous animal on its premises and they can be held liable for the legal costs. For example, if a landlord allows a tenant to keep a dog that is known to be dangerous or if a restaurant allows a patron to bring a dog that the restaurant knows is dangerous, then the landlord or restaurant could be liable for damages caused by the dog.

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