Wild Animals

Wild Animals – Strict Liability

If a person is injured or killed by a wild animal kept by another person, there might a “strict liability” claim available. An injured person or her family must prove the following elements for this claim:

(1) a person either reduced a wild animal to the person’s possession or control or introduced a wild animal into the area;

(2) the wild animal had dangerous propensities characteristic to its class; and

(3) the dangerous propensities were the producing cause of the plaintiff’s injury.

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