If I have new tenants who have a dog that is part pit bull, couldI be liable for a dog bite, etc?

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If I have new tenants who have a dog that is part pit bull, couldI be liable for a dog bite, etc?

Asked on October 24, 2011 under Personal Injury, New Jersey

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

As the owner of the property, you would be liable if the dog injured another tenant or a guest or a trespasser on your property.  You would also be liable if the dog escaped and injured someone off of your property.  The tenants, who own the dog, would also be liable to an injured party.  If you are held liable for an injury to another caused by the dog, you could sue the tenants, who own the dog, to recover the amount of the judgment against you. 


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