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What rights do victims of dog bites have in Rhode Island?

Dogs have earned the title of “man’s best friend.” They greet you with pure joy after time apart, whether the absence was only a few minutes or several days long. They listen intently to your every word and never talk back. They are there to comfort you when you have had a bad day and love you unconditionally.

Does strict liability apply in all Rhode Island dog bite cases?

Under the law in Rhode Island, dog owners are strictly liable for the harm their pets cause to other persons or other pets. We covered the basic details of this law in our previous post on the subject, but we left our readers without an answer to the questions “are there any exceptions or defenses?”

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