Am I liable if my dog was provoked to bite someone? 2 Answers as of November 06, 2010

Am I liable if my dog was provoked to bite someone on my property? Is this a homeowners insurance issue?

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David Hoines Law
David Hoines Law | David Hoines
It is a homeowners insurance policy matter, if the victim provoked the dog, such can be be a defense turn the matter over to your insurance company so it can defend you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 11/6/2010
Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.
Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
I cannot answer the question as posed. Provocation is a defense, but you would need to give detail on what constitutes "provocation"....if you have homeowner's insurance, contact them right away and give them notice of the incidence. It should be covered by your homeowner's insurance unless the insurer wrote an exclusion in the policy for the dog.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 11/6/2010
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