MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA DOG BITES ATTORNEY
Maryland is a “one free bite” state. This means that the Plaintiff must prove that the owner of the dog had reason to know that the dog was vicious…or else you can’t collect. So once the dog has bitten once, the owner is “on notice” that the dog is potentially dangerous, and if it bites again, that owner is liable for damages. Homeowner’s insurance normally pays for any damages sustained, including disfigurement from scarring and all medical bills…plus substantial pain and suffering from having to endure the vicious attack.