dog-bite statute

Definition of "dog-bite statute"
  1. A law that holds dog owners responsible for injuries their dogs cause, regardless of the owner's knowledge about the dog's potential to inflict such injuries
How to use "dog-bite statute" in a sentence
  1. Under the dog-bite statute, the owner was liable for the jogger's injuries after the dog attacked him during a run.
  2. The dog-bite statute came into play when the neighbor's dog bit a mail carrier.
  3. Because of the dog-bite statute, pet owners ensure their dogs are well-trained to avoid any potential liabilities.

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