Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas

Q: My dog got hit no leash law am I responsible for repairs of the car? Lady was on her cell phone

We live in Arkansas there is no leash law for dogs a lady was speeding down our road on her cell phone with no shoes my dog was chasing a weenie dog across the street my husband went after him my dog was trotting back across the street when this lady plows into him my husband tried to flag her down 50 ft she got out of the car and said oo I'm so sorry I wasn't paying attention i was on the phone with my husband and my check engine light came on so I was worried about that. Then she called the police and they got her insurance info and took a statement from her did not take one from us just got our contact info and said her insurance will be contacting us ? We just had a $450 dollar vet bill ? Is this lady's insurance going to come after us or what?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Turn it over to your insurance company. You are each partially at fault.She should have been looking and wasn't . You have a duty whatever animal it is to keep it off the roadway. Which means stop it from getting on the roadway in the first place.

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