The Elements for the Claim of Civil Responsibility for Wild Animal Attack

In Nevada, the elements for the claim of Civil Responsibility for Wild Animal Attack are:

  1. At all times relevant hereto, Defendants owned a [LION, BEAR, SNAKE, ETC;] described as __________________________________ (the “Wild Animal”);
  2. Defendants owed Plaintiff a duty to control the Wild Animal;
  3. Defendants negligently failed to control the Wild Animal;
  4. On or about [DATE], the Wild Animal attacked Plaintiff, causing personal injury (the “Attack”);
  5. Defendants are strictly liable for injuries caused by the Wild Animal;
  6. Plaintiff has suffered damages;
  7. Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney fees and costs as damages; and
  8. [ALTERNATIVE] Plaintiff is entitled to an award of punitive damages.

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