Lafayette, LA asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana

Q: Can I be held liable because my mom was visiting my house when the incident occurred?

My mom was visiting my house when she let her dog out of her vehicle without a leash to go inside but her dog ran over to my neighbors yard and an incident occurred between my moms dog and my neighbors dog who was also not on a leash. The police and animal control were called and my mom and my neighbor received tickets for leash law. The attack happened in my neighbors yard. Can I be held liable because my mom was visiting my house when the incident occurred?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It wasn't on your property and it wasn't your dog. If yiur neighbor does sue you, your homeowners insurance will provide a defense.

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