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My neighbor’s dog bit me and he accused me of provoking the canine. Does that mean I don’t have a lawsuit?

The real question in situations such as the one you describe is just what constitutes provoking? If the dog was being beaten and bit you, you may or may not have a case. However, if you were merely petting the dog and it latched onto your arm, an insurance company could try to claim you provoked it. That said, it would be highly unlikely that a jury would see things that way. An accusation is just an accusation without any proof and it does not mean you do not have a case. Even if you did provoke the dog, then you may not be barred from making a dog bite claim, but your damages may be limited. Our dog bite injury attorney can determine if you have a case.

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