San Bruno, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: My dog injured/scratched someone. What am I expecting in legal issues? I had just received a letter from his lawyer.

I took my dog to my usual dog sitter. My dog ran off leash while he was being walked by the dog sitter and scratched someone on the wrist. The person is now seeking medical compensation. What can I expect from this? I was alerted of this situation from my dog sitter after the incident occurred. Who will be at fault when these things happen? My dog has never has never been in an incident like this before. The dog sitter has not taken any pictures at all of the incident so I am in the dark here. What do you suggest my next step should be?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call your insurance agent and open a case with your company. Do not anser or talk to the victim's lawyer let your insurance company defend the case. they will provide you with a lawyer that will talk to you. Best of luck.

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