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I just had a neighbors dog come in my yard and my dog bit the dog and the dog had to go to the dr my yard has a invisible fence and I was wondering Am I liable for the neighbors dog

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Liable for the neighbors dog Tx

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Let u no we was in the watching tv my 7 yr was out side jumping on Trampoline in the neighbors kids and the lady was over here with her dog

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Your neighbor is required to maintain control over their dog. If it got away from them and came onto your property then it was a trespass and you have no duty to trespassers. They are responsible for any damages caused by the trespass, including their own dog's veterinary bills.

If their dog did any damage to your property then they would be liable for that, as well.

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