private property and dogs that bite

private property and dogs that bite

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Since: Aug 10

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#1 Jun 27, 2012
I would like to know why it is my fault if someone comes onto my privately owned land and gets bitten by my dog that I am responsible when a sign is clearly posted??? That's the purpose of the dog...to keep people off my land and out of my yard. It isn't fenced for no reason!!!!
okaayyy

Hendersonville, TN

#2 Jun 27, 2012
K. Let's start with: "It isn't fenced for no reason!!!!"

Translation please....
i agree

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Jun 28, 2012
it should not be your fault if the dog bit somebody on your property if you did not know the person and if you had a beware of dog or no trespassing sign.i think that in order for the no trespassing sign to be legal you have to go to the courthouse and make it legit.
lovelyoneincrazy town

United States

#4 Jun 28, 2012
i agree wrote:
it should not be your fault if the dog bit somebody on your property if you did not know the person and if you had a beware of dog or no trespassing sign.i think that in order for the no trespassing sign to be legal you have to go to the courthouse and make it legit.
it's the case where some guy breaking in your house to rob you gets injured and sues you. It's happened and they have won. I find it ridiculous!
Facts

Nashville, TN

#5 Jun 28, 2012
This county has a leash law, so yes you would be at fault 100% no matter if you have ten signs.
paula

Rock Hill, SC

#6 Jun 28, 2012
All I can say is unless your invited on the property don't be on it and you wont get bit.
say what now

Hendersonville, TN

#7 Jun 28, 2012
bumfuzzled01 wrote:
I would like to know why it is my fault if someone comes onto my privately owned land and gets bitten by my dog that I am responsible when a sign is clearly posted??? That's the purpose of the dog...to keep people off my land and out of my yard. It isn't fenced for no reason!!!!
Are you saying your property IS fenced, and and an intruder jumped the fence, and the dog bit them... and, what... the intruder is trying to hold you libel for the bite?
i know

Hendersonville, TN

#8 Jun 28, 2012
bumfuzzled01 wrote:
I would like to know why it is my fault if someone comes onto my privately owned land and gets bitten by my dog that I am responsible when a sign is clearly posted??? That's the purpose of the dog...to keep people off my land and out of my yard. It isn't fenced for no reason!!!!
by no means is it your fault legally. Just researched it for ya...as long as its posted and the animal whether it be a dog, gorilla, rabbit, lol whatever is on your property you are protected by the law. Good luck to ya
bumfuzzled01

Socorro, NM

#9 Jun 28, 2012
okaayyy wrote:
K. Let's start with: "It isn't fenced for no reason!!!!"
Translation please....
Meaning that I know that my dog will bite so that is why my yard is fenced. Dont come inside the fence tgat has a sign Beware of Dog and you will not get bit.
bumfuzzled01

Socorro, NM

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Facts wrote:
This county has a leash law, so yes you would be at fault 100% no matter if you have ten signs.
First of all..... My dog does not run loose. He is a chain link fence yard. With a sign stating Dog will bite....beware of dog. Common sense should tell you not to walk inside the fence without me knowing you are there.
bumfuzzled01

Socorro, NM

#11 Jun 28, 2012
say what now wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying your property IS fenced, and and an intruder jumped the fence, and the dog bit them... and, what... the intruder is trying to hold you libel for the bite?
Let me start with my dog hasnt bitten anyone yet. I started this post in response to last weeks Lafollette press article about animal control. Not todays paper but last weeks. The animal control officer stated that if someone gets bit on your property by your dog then it doesnt matter if you have a sign posted or not. How is it fair that someone who is warned ahead of time that the animal bites and still chooses to walk in my yard without my permission and gets bit can still say its my fault? Makes no sense.
hey

Hendersonville, TN

#12 Jun 28, 2012
i know wrote:
<quoted text>by no means is it your fault legally. Just researched it for ya...as long as its posted and the animal whether it be a dog, gorilla, rabbit, lol whatever is on your property you are protected by the law. Good luck to ya
You have a link to that info you could post up on here, plz?

To bumfuzzled:

If what the poster I quoted above is right (substantiated by reliable source, of course...) if I were you I'd jump on it, print it out make copies of it and STUFF one up each moron's azz that decides to disrespect the "Beware Of Dog" sign, and jumps your fence that your dog tears 'em up. Stuff one up the animal control moron's azz to when they show up with their FOS 'info'. Simple as that.
hey

Hendersonville, TN

#13 Jun 28, 2012
Oh yeah, and make sure you have camera surveillance of your property to if you can manage it. BUST their azzes in action. Can shove that up the court's azz too if whatever pos tries to mess around with trying to put it on you that you owe THEM when THEY were PROVEN to be jumping your fences to be coming in there to rip you the hell off or worse. SOB's!

Only thing I can imagine that would be legit case of libel for you is if the dog jumped or dug under (whatever) the fence and attacked, or if you invited someone to come onto your property and the dog bit them provoked or not, actually.

Otherwise the GUARD dog was PROVOKED INTENTIONALLY, PERIOD!
lovelyoneincrazy town

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jun 28, 2012
hey wrote:
Oh yeah, and make sure you have camera surveillance of your property to if you can manage it. BUST their azzes in action. Can shove that up the court's azz too if whatever pos tries to mess around with trying to put it on you that you owe THEM when THEY were PROVEN to be jumping your fences to be coming in there to rip you the hell off or worse. SOB's!

Only thing I can imagine that would be legit case of libel for you is if the dog jumped or dug under (whatever) the fence and attacked, or if you invited someone to come onto your property and the dog bit them provoked or not, actually.

Otherwise the GUARD dog was PROVOKED INTENTIONALLY, PERIOD!
I agree. Guard dogs are used for a reason. I have a big female dog that is very protective over us an if some dude came on my property I'd hope she'd take care of business. He'd rather her then a bullet right?

Since: Jun 12

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#15 Jun 28, 2012
"Excuse me sir does your dog bite?
No my dog dosen't bite.
Awwwh! he bit me, thought you said your dog dosen't bite?
That sir is not my dog."
lovelyoneincrazy town

United States

#16 Jun 28, 2012
sparkles_at night wrote:
"Excuse me sir does your dog bite?
No my dog dosen't bite.
Awwwh! he bit me, thought you said your dog dosen't bite?
That sir is not my dog."
lol deny deny deny

Since: Jun 12

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#17 Jun 28, 2012
lovelyoneincrazytown wrote:
<quoted text>
lol deny deny deny
Plausable denilability...{ I'm sure somebody will help me with my spelling..} LMFAO!
lovelyoneincrazy town

Albemarle, NC

#18 Jun 29, 2012
sparkles_at night wrote:
<quoted text>Plausable denilability...{ I'm sure somebody will help me with my spelling..} LMFAO!
lol hey any defense, some robber ain't gonna be able to prove it. Heck in court how would he have better credibility?

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