lawyer hired by fedex claims it is our fault for letting the dog out on our own property. our county does have a leash law, but it specifically states that you become liable when dog leaves your property.
Depending on how the driver was handling the truck when this occurred, there may be a good argument to have FedEx at least pay some damages, though it would depend on the type of dog, bills associated with it, etc.
we were invited by a pitts owner who did not ensure the animal was secured and her stepson let him out who immediately attacked my dog. After 12000.00 vet bill, he died. I can prove he killed 20 chickens the week before and goats months before that. Thus is in smith county. I made a report ar... Read more »
You could potentially sue the owners of the pitbull. If the dog had a history of being violent, then they were effectively put on notice of the dogs violent propensities, which means that they could be found to be legally responsible for any damages to a person or their property.
Likely not. If he is allowing the dog to get out and the dog bites someone, especially after having already shown a propensity for viciousness, then he could be found liable for any harm that the dog causes. It sounds like it might be worth it for you to talk to a lawyer about, especially if the...Read more »
The first thing to do is to read the county or city ordinances (depending on where you live) to find out about your remedies. If your local Sheriff’s Dept or city has an animal control division, call them and report the loose dogs and your fears. The video will be your best evidence.
In most states, you need what it called a "certificate of merit" to file a malpractice claim. Depending on the local rules, you can get it after you file the complaint, but there is a specific deadline by which you must file the certificate of merit. The certificate of merit requires...Read more »
If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.
They said "If you see this dog run it over I will pay you $50.00 and I will fill your gas tank up". This was after they admitted to shooting our puppy. This person has harrassed us, and our animals. Now two of our pets are dead, the father and the puppy of the father. We need help... Read more »
Ask the police. Dog was in the road so it's largely on you. Duty to stop is to people, or damage to property over whatever Ms. sets as the bar. A dog is valued at the market value, not the intrinsic value to you. Note however if the dog did damage to the car the driver may counterclaim for...Read more »
To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.
Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it's worth.
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