If your dogs are injured by other dogsdue toa hole in a fence belonging to a neighbor, who is responsible for the injuries to your dogs?

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If your dogs are injured by other dogsdue toa hole in a fence belonging to a neighbor, who is responsible for the injuries to your dogs?

Pets injured from neighbors pets while on your property.

Asked on January 28, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you write, there is a reasonable chance that your neighbor would be liable. He or she may have been negligent, or unreasonably careless, in not securing his or her dogs correctly, since there was apparently a hole in the neighbor's fence which he or she relied on to secure them. Negligence can give rise to liability. If the neighbor were liablle, he or she may be responsible for your vet bills.


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