Strict Liability in Oklahoma
The state imposes “strict liability” for dog attacks. Strict liability means that an individual may be held liable for damages regardless of intent. In the case of a dog bite, the dog owner can be held liable for any injuries their dog inflicts when
Just as property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe for visitors, dog owners are responsible for their dogs’ actions.
The laws in Oklahoma protect dog bite victims. Oklahoma has strict dog bite statutes. Dogs in Oklahoma do not get “one free bite" as they do in other states.
Dog attacks victimize adults and children, but small children and the elderly are most likely to be fatally injured in a dog attack.
Injuries caused by dog bites and attacks can include:
What to Do After a Dog Attack
In the immediate aftermath of a dog attack, you should do the following: