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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 6 months ago
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I was dog sitting a bull pit bull for a friend. On 10/20/17 while at work I recieved a phone call stating the dog had broken through the fence and bit my neighbor's 6 year old son. Wen I got home, one picket was on the ground in my yard. It appeared that the picket was kicked down from my neighbors side, am I responsible for damages cause by the dog?
Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 6 months ago

You could be. The issue is going to revolve around whether you were neglegent or not. There is a certain degree of presumed negligence which tends to come with having a pit bull in your possession (whether fair or not). If you can somehow prove that another person broke the picket to allow the pit bull to escape then you should be able to place most, if not all, of the fault on that third person. If you have homeowner's insurance, my suggestion is to contact them immediately and they will usually do an investigation and sometimes even hire an expert to examine the fence, the broken picket, etc. and determine how the board was broken and from which side.

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