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Dog Bite Law in Oklahoma

Yesterday’s NY Times posted some interesting statistics on Insurers Feeling Pain of Dog Bites.  The average dog bite claim exceeds $24,000 and claims are up 4.8% nationwide. 

Dog bite law in Oklahoma pretty straightforward.  The owner of the dog is liable for any of the damages if:

  1. The attack was without provocation; and
  2. The victim had a lawful right to be there

If anyone is interested, the actual statute is here: Owner Liable for Damages from Dog Bites, 4 O.S. ยง 42.1.

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