Dog owners will be held liable for the injuries an individual sustains after being attacked by their pet, especially if it was proven that the incident occurred due to their negligence.
Actress Christina Milian is now facing a lawsuit filed by her 81-year-old neighbor who claims that he was attacked by one of her dogs in 2008. The man wants to be compensated for the canine’s brutality.
Leo Skolion filed this case against the actress and her family in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that their negligence resulted to the incident that left him suffering from serious personal injuries.
Skolion stated that the trouble began in October 2008, when Milian’s home had some flooding problems, which damaged a gate that was built between their properties.
He reportedly went to Milian’s house to talk to her family about having the gate fixed when the dog suddenly attacked him and bit a big chuck out of his back arm.
The elderly further stated that he needed 19 stitches and about nine months of rehabilitation just to be fine again. In addition, he still needs to acquire psychiatric assistance to overcome his depression and fear.
The lawsuit asks for an undetermined amount from the actress, her mother, and sister.
Complex legal problems may suddenly arise due to a simple negligent act of not securing an animal properly. Pet owners should keep their dogs in a secured area, away from people who may suddenly be attacked by it.