Ask the Attorney – Dog knocks down neighbor

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Dear Ask the Atty,

I was out for a walk and my neighbor's German Shepherd jumped up on me and I broke my wrist in the resulting fall. My neighbor apologized profusely and there have never been any incidents with the dog in the past, but I have a couple thousand dollars in medical bills that I don't think I should have to pay.
Please let me know what my options are.

Larry G.