Q: My dogs got out of yard, and a female tripped herself on her own dogs leash. Does she have any legal recourse?
My dogs were in the garage while my son was doing yard work. My dogs went up and sniffed a couple and their 2 dogs across the street from my house. The female who was not paying attention on her cellphone, got caught up in HER dogs leash and tripped herself. When my dogs were called they IMMEDIATELY came back into the garage. They did NOT jump,bite or attack the couple or their dogs. However the man told my son, "the next time there is going to be an issue". Today the female drove by our house and took down the address. Does she have legal recourse?
A: If there was no contact and it was her dogs getting excited I'd say no. She can make a claim against your homeowners, and you should let them know if you get anything--the fact that their claim may be shaky doesn't mean they can't make one and doesn't mean your insurance contract doesn't say they have to cover you.
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