Am I Liable if my Dog Gets Out and Causes an Accident?

Maanen Insurance Group offers residents of Greeley, CO the highest quality of service when it comes to homeowners’ insurance and other types of coverage. Customers who have pets often have questions about any liability they may experience if their pet causes an accident or bites someone who comes onto the property. The agents have the answers and can assist clients with finding the right coverage for their needs.

Secure Your Property 

If your dog gets out of your home or yard and causes an accident, you will be liable for any damage or injuries that were caused. If you have a fence around your party, it’s important to make sure your property is secure. This involves making sure there are no holes or weaknesses in the fence that surrounds your property. You should also post a "Beware of Dog" sign on your property to let guests know a dog lives there.

Maintain Control of Your Pet

It is also extremely important that you maintain control of your pet at all times. This means that when your dog is outside of the confines of your fence, it is secured on a leash. Many states now have leash laws that make it mandatory for your dog to be on a leash at all times when it is away from your property.

If you live in Greeley, CO and have questions about how to protect your self from various forms of liability, especially that which is associated with your pets, call and talk to the agents of Maanen Insurance Group. Speaking with your agent will ensure that you have the right type of coverage for your home.