Q: I'm a construction worker and I was on a job in Lake Forest .Home owner was gone and dog got out.
That dog was in the house and got out the front door and hit by a car. They are trying to blame me. I'm an independent contractor
Were you working in house?
Were you or your employer asked or required to keep the dog inside?
It seems your employer, the construction company, might have a duty to defend you if you were working for them at the time.
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The inquiry would be who left the door open? You or the owner?
If you were told to keep the door close as part of doing your job, then it is possible that you would be held responsible. If the owner left the door open and you did not know about it, then I do not see how you could be found liable. Best of luck!!!
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