A dog bite occurs when a dog grabs a person or animal with its teeth, whether the bite is severe or not. No skin puncture is required for a dog bite case because dogs can do considerable damage through twisting and crushing, even when the skin doesn’t bleed.
In Maryland, almost all dog behavior that results in injury can be addressed through dog bite laws. This includes when a dog knocks someone down and injures them or knocks them into something sharp or dangerous. For example, if a dog running around without a leashin your neighborhood pushes you over, causing you to fall and break your hip, you may have avalid case for compensation.