The plaintiff was attacked in an alley behind the dog owners’ house. The dog owners claimed that it was not their fault and it was an accident.
I was hired as an expert on canine containment by the plaintiff to show that the dog owners failed to properly contain their dogs. I discovered that the dog owners had a history of their dogs running at large. I discovered that he gate was haphazardly repaired by analyzing different photographs of the dogs and the backyard provided by the defendant taken at different times.
I was able to determine:
- The owners failed to properly contain the dogs.
- The fence gate was in disrepair and would not latch properly.
- The dogs had escaped through the gate.
- The dog owners knew or should have known that their gate would fail if tested by the dogs.
- The dogs were dangerous.