a dog ran after our dog, who was on a leash. Our dog bit and injured teh other dog.The other dog was loose and not on a leash and ran after our dog as I was trying to walk away. Do I have any liability?
Country relating to Question: United States
If the other dog was loose then the Negligence was on the part of the other dog's owner and you would not be liable. It was the other dog that attacked.
Over 25 years experience in the general practice of law.
If I offer to pay 50% of the vet bill for the injured dog, just being nice, am I admitting to liability?
Do not offer anything. You are not liable and there is no reason to pay anything. Usually, though, settlement offers are not admissable as evidence of liability. This is because, as a matter of policy, courts want to encourage settlement.
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