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My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Thank you for your question and for using justanswer.com. What state are you from? Have the dogs injured anyone else to your knowledge?
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Normally a dog owner is liable for any wrongdoing caused by their animal, as they have a duty to control the animal. If you sue them, they may be held liable for the harm their dog caused you. You would likely argue that they were negligent in allowing their dog to escape and/or allowing their dog to roam without being on a leash. If your town has an ordinance that requires dogs to be on leashes, then your violation of that ordnance would support a finding of negligence. You should check with the city to see if there is such an ordinance as it will give your case more meat. If found to be negligent in this case, then they could be liable for any damages caused to you, including medical expenses and pain and suffering. You could first simply provide them with medical bills and an amount you expect to be compensated. You could being suit in small claims court if you cannot make an agreement or even retain an attorney to file suit if your damages are higher that would allow for that. To answer your question, gather all evidence as you do have a case for the damages the dos caused you.
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