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6 thoughts on “Family Files Lawsuit After Toledo Woman Dies of Injuries After Being Knocked to the Ground by a Pit Bull

  1. I hope they win, and the dogs should be put down. Causing someone's death by failure to control a damn dog should be no more acceptable than causing someone's death by drunk driving. Both are utterly preventable.

  2. I was glad to see the phrase "greatly in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) per defendant". I agree this needs to happen after every attack.

  3. This case brings up an interesting question: Could someone also be charged if his/her friendly dog greeted and jumped up on another person, knocking that person down and causing injuries leading to death? What about if a friendly dog ran at someone who was afraid of dogs, who then tripped and fell?

  4. Different states have different injury laws. "What about if a friendly dog ran at someone who was afraid of dogs, who then tripped and fell?" When there are injuries, there are lawsuits. Some states specify this ("any" injuries from dogs) or like in California, the case can be brought under a different cause of action than "dog bite" injuries (https://dogbitelaw.com/california/liability-based-on-the-dog-bite-statute-in-california) In other states, like New York, one must prove knowledge beforehand (http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/2015/06/ny-top-court-its-still-ok-to-be-negligent-with-your-dog.html).

    Liability for Non-Bite Injuries Explained

    https://dogbitelaw.com/liability-for-non-bite-injuries/liability-for-non-bite-injuries

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