- Do I have a case if I was bitten while trespassing?
In order to recover damages, the person bitten must lawfully be on property where the bite takes place. However, you should speak with an experienced dog bite attorney about the specific circumstances of your case.
- If the offending dog is on a sidewalk in front of somebody’s house, and it’s the house of the dog owner, are there any other possible defendants, for example, the city?
Usually not. The law is pretty clear that the dog owner is liable regardless of the geographic location of the incident.
- When two people co-own the dog, do you sue them together or separately?
While there may be only one registered owner, you will likely be well served to bring claims against all viable owners to make sure that we don’t have an “empty chair” at trial, and to make sure we maximize our client’s ability to collect damages from insurance and/or personal assets of owner(s).