2022 Indiana Code
Title 15. Agriculture and Animals
Article 20. Animal Control
Chapter 1. Liability for Dog Bites
15-20-1-3. Dog Bite Liability

Universal Citation: IN Code § 15-20-1-3 (2022)

Sec. 3. (a) If a dog, without provocation, bites a person:

(1) who is acting peaceably; and

(2) who is in a location where the person may be required to be in order to discharge a duty imposed upon the person by:

(A) the laws of Indiana;

(B) the laws of the United States; or

(C) the postal regulations of the United States;

the owner of the dog is liable for all damages suffered by the person bitten.

(b) The owner of a dog described in subsection (a) is liable for damages even if:

(1) the dog has not previously behaved in a vicious manner; or

(2) the owner has no knowledge of prior vicious behavior by the dog.

[Pre-2008 Recodification Citation: 15-5-12-1.]

As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.11.

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