Dog bite laws in Maryland don’t always hold the dog’s owner responsible, which can come as a shock to dog bite victims. But that doesn’t mean it’s futile to investigate your dog bite. Someone else might be held responsible too, like a pet sitter, dog walker, property owner, or landlord.
For someone to be held legally and financially responsible for a dog attack, you must establish liability by showing disregard for local laws or a failure to protect innocent people in specific circumstances. If you can show that they should have reasonably known that the dog was dangerous due to previous behavior, this could be enough for strict liability.