Under what circumstances can a dog owner avoid liability for injuries caused by a dog? What about a horse? Does every state allow “one free bite” for pet owners? These any many other interesting questions are explored in “Animal Liability.”
This Distance Learning Module is designed to familiarize adjusters and litigators with important aspects of common law and statutory liability for injuries caused by animals. Considering the steady increase in litigation surrounding injuries caused by animals, a closer look at the relevant common law and state statutes is warranted when dealing with such claims. This course details the relevant laws surrounding dog bite cases, fencing and farming law, and equine law.
After completing this course, you will be familiar with:
- the common law notice requirement of viciousness or propensity for viciousness for owner-liability in dog bite cases;
- general provisions of state statutes eliminating the “one- bite” rule where notice is no long required;
- a dog owner’s three potential defenses under the statute of ownership, location, and provocation;
- how fencing and farming law affects neighboring operations;
- the prevalent common law on adjoining adjacent property;
- the breadth of legal standard of ordinary negligence;
- the importance of Equine Activity Liability Acts (EALAs);
- The six exceptions of EALAs;
- the requirements of sign-posting and specific contract languages for the EALAs;
- and the five defenses to equine liability.
A recent module completer noted, “The information provided from all instructors was clear and easy to understand. Great presentation!”
This Distance Learning Module is approved for 2 hours of CE credit in CA, FL, LA, NH, NC, OK, TX, and WY. It is also approved for CPCU and RPA. In addition, the module has been approved for CLE in FL and IL. Click here for more.