Negligence is defined as failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. In most jurisdictions a person is liable for losses and damages that resulted from his or her own negligence. When it comes to dog bite and animal bite injury claims, dog owners, pet stores, landlords, animal control departments and anyone else who is connected to the dog can be held responsible if their carelessness causes the dog to inflict injuries.
Examples of negligence in the situation of a dog attack might include putting a watch dog near an infant, letting a dog roam when it is known to play roughly or act aggressively around people, letting go of the leash when a dog comes in contact with another dog, and much more.
It is necessary to prove exactly how the dog owner was negligent when making an insurance claim for your injuries. Proof of negligence can come from physical evidence, violation of law, testimonies from witnesses and admissions from the defendant. It can be difficult to prove negligence and these cases can get very complicated. It is important to seek out an experienced lawyer if you are a dog bite victim to make sure you get the proper compensation.