What If My Dog Bites Someone Who Is Trespassing On My Property?

If your dog bites someone who is trespassing on your property or in your home, you will not be held responsible. Therefore, if your dog acts as a guard dog and it bites someone who does not have a legal reason to be on your property you will generally not be held liable. Remember, however, that if your dog bites somebody while in a public place or outside of your property limits you will be liable.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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