Someone bit by my cat in my home.

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Someone bit by my cat in my home.

A friend of my roommates was at my house
one night. According to my roommate, they
had been drinking, and this friend was picking
up my very old cat and batting it’s head from
side to side. My cat then bit her arm and it
ended up getting infected. She is fine now, but
she wants me to pay her hospital bill of 150.
Do I have to pay?

Asked on November 10, 2016 under Personal Injury, Maryland

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As the owner of the property, you are liable for injuries that occur on the premises. Therefore, you are liable for the medical bill.
Aas the owner of the cat, you are liable for injuries caused by the cat.  Therefore, you are liable for the medical bill.


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