Law for dog bites

What are the legal rights a victim has when being bitten by a dog?

The law states that the rights the victim has when bitten by a dog depend on whether the victim shares the blame for the injuries caused.

The victim is not guilty of the injuries caused is one law you need to be aware of.

If the victim is not guilty of his injuries, he may charge the owner of the dog an amount of money in compensation for any medical bills, absence from work, damages for emotional distress and other types of personal injury injuries that the judge considers appropriate.

The victim may share the blame for his injuries when the person takes actions that contribute to the dog biting her. For example, the person could have muzzled the dog when the owner was not looking, which led to the dog biting. In this example, the victim would be responsible to the extent that he either removed the muzzle or let the dog out of it’s cage. If this contributed to the dog’s biting then the owner would be responsible for not keeping their canine locked up.

If the victim shares the responsibility, the judge or jury will determine the amount of fault that corresponds to each of the parties. According to the jurisdiction, both the judge and the jury could decide that the victim will not charge anything for their injuries.

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In what cases are pet dog bite claims NOT allowed?

Although state laws vary, in many of them the dog bite victim will NOT be compensated for his injuries when:

  • The victim was an intruder.
  • The victim was a veterinarian or a canine professional who was attending to the dog at the time of the incident.
  • The victim provoked the dog, exerting physical violence on the animal.
  • The victim assumed the risk of being bitten (that is, consented implicitly or explicitly).
  • The dog was collaborating with the police or the Army at the time of the incident.
  • Who really pays for the damages caused when being bitten by a dog?

The law on damages

  • The owner’s insurance.
  • The insurance of the tenant.
  • The landlord’s insurance (which covers the owner, occupant and/or property manager).
  • Commercial liability insurance (which covers stores and other businesses).
  • Employers with insurance coverage (protects only employees).
  • Vehicle insurance (if the accident results from the use of a vehicle); that is, if the dog and the victim were inside the vehicle or if the dog was tied to the vehicle and the victim happened to walk near the vehicle, but probably not if the dog jumped from the car and ran 7 meters (25 feet) to bite to the victim.
  • Pain and suffering.

What damages are available to victims of a dog bite?

  • Medical treatment such as first aid, emergency room, hospital and ambulance.
  • Future medical treatments to reduce scars.
  • Psychological counseling to overcome the emotional trauma of the attack, fear of dogs, agoraphobia and deal with a deformity.
  • Loss of income from work or business of the victim.
  • Shattered clothes or broken glass.
  • Future disability.
  • Death or injury to another pet may entitle you to compensation.

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How to choose a pair of boots

Choose your pair of boots according to the use you want to make it (gardening, walk …), for intensive use or for leisure. It is also important to opt for boots according to the qualities you are looking for: a light boot, a soft boot, a warm boot … Depending on the activities you will be practicing, choose the boot that suits you best.

Gardening boots

If you garden quite frequently, it is advisable to choose natural rubber boots. Made from latex (natural material from the latex tree such as Hevea) the rubber boot provides flexibility and flexibility. It allows you to garden or stroll in comfort and prolonged. PVC garden boots are also suitable for intensive use. Very resistant to abrasion and tearing, PVC boots are stiffer than natural rubber.


Sizing it up

When you put on a boot, the footwear is not quite the same as for a city shoe. You must always leave enough space between your toes and the boot. Your heel should also peel off slightly when you walk. If you feel that your foot is going to leave the boot, the size is too big, then opt for a smaller size.

Boots for winter

Boots/booties are sold in gardening and DIY shops especially for cold periods. Featuring a synthetic fur, fleece, or neoprene, provide great warmth and comfort in winter. Neoprene, also used for diving suits, is an isothermal material (which keeps a constant temperature). You will no longer need to put socks on your boots! Tactical boots are commonly used during the winter, seen here.

Boots for snow

You can use your rubber boots, your PVC boots, or EVA to go in the snow, but it is better to walk in the snow with apr├Ęs ski. If you put on your garden boots , prefer ones that are neoprene or filled. Another option available to you, put a sock (usually in fleece) in your boots classic (not filled).

Household waste disposal issues

To understand the controversy regarding household waste disposal, one must first go back to the system of removal of household refuse. We should clarify that we aren’t talking about garbage disposal units like the ones here but rather about waste disposal.

The latter is governed by the French law of 20 August 1975 which “grants to local authorities exclusive competence for the disposal of household waste and in fact also a mandatory service for them”. The territorial authorities then have the choice between two devices to charge this service: the tax for removal of household refuse (TEOM) and the fee for removal of household refuse (REOM). The difference is important. The tax applies to any property subject to the property tax on the built-up properties or which is temporarily exempt from it. “It applies to the owner and sanctuary of the property. If the property is leased, the landlord can recover the amount in the rental charges, “says the administration. Its amount appears on the notice of assessment of the property tax.

The refuse collection fee (REOM) is due only when the household waste collection service is used. It is therefore the counterpart of the service rendered. To calculate the amount, the municipality or its group usually opts for a system consisting of a fixed part, corresponding to the overheads, and a variable part – supposed to be incentive – which depends on the number of waste emitted by the household.

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