Memphis, TN asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Indiana

Q: I have no trespassing signs on all 4 sides of my house. If my dog bites a civillan while tresspassing am i liable?

Bad neighborhood. My front yard has a 2 foot stone wall. The back has a 6 foot wooden fence. And the rest of my property boarder is marked with 1ftx8inch paving stones. No trespassing signs on all four sides of property (cover each gate and main entry point). My dogs lead will reach out into the yard and stops 1.5 feet before the wall so she can't reach people walking by on the sidewalk. If somebody reaches more than 2 feet into my yard and are bitten am i liable? Would I be liable if a civillan just came onto my property since they are illegally tresspassing?

1 Lawyer Answer
Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: It's possible. Your best bet is to report this to your Home Owner's Insurance and let them take care of it.

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