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Can you file a personal injury claim if your neighbor’s pet attacks?

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While are often safe and friendly, some pets can become dangerous. When these pets lose control, they may attack their owners or other individuals.

While an owner cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against his or her pet, other individuals may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the pet's owner. The ability to do so, however, is contingent upon whether the owner took the necessary measures to keep his or her neighbor's away from foreseeable harm. 

For instance, if an owner lets his pet free to roam the neighborhood and the pet attacks an individual, the individual will likely be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Howeer, if the individual goes into the neighbor's yard and is attacked, then the individual may not be able to sue the owner for damages. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured by your neighbor's pet, contact the Madison pet injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.