FAQ: If Someone’s Dog Jumps on Me, Can I Sue Them?

Dogs are excitable and often times unpredictable. If a dog jumps on you, it could be for a variety of reasons, obviously the bigger the dog, the more dangerous it is when they jump. In terms of suing a dog owner for their dog jumping on you, that really depends. If the dog jumps on you, and you are neither harmed in any way, or do not mind the dog jumping, there really is no reason to file a lawsuit.

However, if a dog jumps on you and causes bodily injury to you, or someone else, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit if you have been damaged. What does that mean? Well, for example, if a dog jumps on you and you fell down and hurt yourself as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. For this reason, if you have been the victim of a dog jumping on you and causing injury, you should call Funk and Associates to discuss the situation in more detail. Funk and associates can explain your legal rights and discuss potential claims to compensate you if the dog caused injury.