Sacramento, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California

Q: If a dog gets out of my yard and jumps on a person can they sue me?

4 Lawyer Answers

Randall R. Walton

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  • San Marcos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As a general proposition, yes, you can be sued if your dog got out, jumped on someone, and injured them.

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William John Light

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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes.

Dale S. Gribow

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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: yes, THEY CAN

DOG BITES ARE STRICT LIABILITY.........IF YOU DOG BITES YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE

THEY WOULD BE SUING UNDER A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE NOT INTENTIONAL..............

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Theodore Allan Greene

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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The quick answer is yes. You should make sure you are covered under a insurance policy and then make sure your dog doesn't get out. If your dog does get out and injures someone you should consult with an attorney to look into your situation in more detail then we can do on this service. Bankruptcy can be option depending on your financial situation.

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