What should I do if someone's animal bites me or my pet?
We often hear “How much can I sue for a dog bite?”
Most dog-bite disputes never get to court, in many states, you can sue for up to $10,000 in small claims court.
Who is liable for a dog bite?
Owner strictly liable if they intentionally, knowingly, and willfully let their dog “run at large” at the time of the bite. Otherwise, the victim may sue under a negligence claim. Strict liability for dangerous dogs,” defined as a dog that: has killed or severely injured a person without being provoked.