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?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
PREMIUM
Answered
  • 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.

William John Light agrees with this answer

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.