Dear Clients & Friends,
Maryland’s highest court ruled that pit bulls are a deadly weapon and an owner is strictly liable for any damages that are a result of the dog. Before this ruling, if you were negligent and your dog got away and attacked someone, you were most likely protected by your homeowner’s insurance, but not anymore. Pit bull (and mixed pit bull breeds) dog owners and landlords with pit bull owning tenants are now individually liable for damages. Why would they make this ruling? Is the insurance industry tired of paying out to dog owners? For now, I do not have the answers, but it is the new law.
If you are a pit bull owner or landlord with pit bull owning tenants, call me. I have some advice for you.
Be well. John CM