3 years ago my neighbors kid came in my yard uninvited and my dog was chained to a tree in the front yard for a while and i was on the side of the house watching a movie. Well she went by the dog knowing the dog dont like kids, so she got close to my dog and my dog is barking her head off so the kid gets closer and antagonizes her with a stick and hits my dog with the stick and then my dog bit her. They took her to the hospital, made a police report, and my dog coouldn't leave the yard for 10 days, and my neighbors didn't sue or press charges. So is she able to reopen and sue me 3 years after it happened?
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Do I understand correctly; a 3 year knows your dog doesn't like kids. Hopefully, the child can receive full and fair compensation. Wouldn't any fair minded and compassionate person agree with me. Report this incident to your homeowner's insurance carrier.
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It depends - how old was the child at the time; where were her parents (you could certainly claim insufficient supervision); why didn't you go to your dog when you heard the barking; what does the police report say?
If you are being sued you need to notify your homeowner's insurance carrier and speak with a local attorney. The Indiana State bar Association can give you a referral: www.inbar.org
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