Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer


“Don’t worry, he won’t bite you!”  It seems virtually every dog owner has yelled this to my client before their dog viciously attacked our client in a dog bite case. I have always been a dog lover since I started hunting at the age of 6; unfortunately, not all dog owners take the time to properly train their dogs which can lead to serious injury and even death. Iowa law holds dog owners strictly liable for damages whether their dog bites a person or another animal or whether their dog even merely worries but does not bite a person or another animal.  Iowa Code § 351.29 provides: 351.28 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. The owner of a dog shall be liable to an injured party for all damages done by the dog, when the dog is caught in the action of worrying, [...]