Rapper French Montana is being sued by a person who says they were attacked and bitten by the rapper’s dog after they arrived at his Calabasas home to do landscaping work.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Montana is being sued in Los Angeles County Superior Court by a man who says he was invited to the rapper’s home back in 2019 to perform landscaping services.
The worker alleges that the dog bite incident occurred on Nov. 3, 2019, when they were bitten by the dog that was “roaming around the property.”
Dog Wasn’t Restrained
In the court filing, the landscaper says the rapper and his team knew that the dog was outside of its enclosure and allowed the dog with a prior history of attacking people to roam freely, unsecured. The lawsuit points out several times the rapper was made aware of the dog’s viciousness because he has been sued for a similar incident in the past.
The landscaper claims it was Montana’s responsibility to keep the dog under restraint around the days or hours any workers or guests arrive on the property. The victim also said the rapper failed to post a sign or take other measures to warn them about the dog’s presence.
The lawsuit doesn’t go into how bad the injuries from the dog bite were, but does state that Montana should be held liable for the gardener’s pain and suffering due to “personal injuries and physical injuries.”
The Blast reports that Montana was sued several years ago by a person working on a security system and another person who was cleaning his pool both of whom said they were bitten by dogs while on the rapper’s property with his permission. It is not clear if those individuals were attacked by the same dog mentioned in the most recent lawsuit.
Laws and Liability Issues
Under California law, dog owners can be held liable for the injuries and damages their pets cause. California’s Civil Code Section 3342 states: “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, hospitalization, surgeries, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Injured victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled dog bite cases and can help them secure fair and full compensation for all their losses. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.