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

By: LawInfo
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.

Additional Pet Law Articles

Search LawInfo's Pet Law Resources

Lead Counsel Rated Law Firm

Click Here to Learn More