Rockville, MD asked in Car Accidents for Maryland

Q: Dog hit speeding car (dog broken leg-damged car).Driver requests dog owner to pay car damage?

Dog ran into side of speeding car. Dog broken leg-car damaged. Car owner is requesting dog owner to pay for damage to car. Who is legally responsible?

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Jobeth Rocky Bowers
Jobeth Rocky Bowers
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Elkton, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The driver of the vehicle would have to prove some sort of negligence on the part of the dog owner, as well as the ability to refute any contributory negligence on his part.

His best bet is to file a claim through is own insurance, and allow the insurance company to make the decision on whether or not to go after the dog owner. It is likely that they will not.

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