If you have been attacked by a dog, you may be dealing with unpaid time away from work and medical bills piling up. Here is what you need to know about dog bite compensation.
Dog Bite Compensation | Does Insurance Cover This?
I got a call the other day from a prospective client who told me that she was bit by a dog in New York. She wanted to know if the dog owner’s homeowner policy will cover her pain and suffering and medical bills. The answer is yes, the homeowner policy should cover that individual. I advised her to come to the office, and we could sit down and talk about the facts of the case, and begin the process of prosecuting a claim against the owner of the dog and the insurance carrier.
Dog Bite Compensation | Do I Have a Claim Against the Owner?
The answer is possibly. You need to know if the dog had a propensity to cause harm. Did that dog bite or attack anyone in the past? These are important issues that need to be addressed and investigated. I suggest that you contact our office. We’d be happy to sit down with you and answer any questions that you may have.
Dog Bite Compensation | What Should I Ask the Dog Owner?
First, you want to find out if the dog has had proper vaccination for rabies; that’s very important. You also want to find out, either through the owner or other sources, whether or not that dog has bitten anyone in the past. Did that dog have the propensity to cause harm? That’s very important if you’re going to pursue a claim against the owner of the dog. My suggestion is that you contact our office so that we can listen to the facts of the case, we can ask you questions, you can ask us questions, and we can do what we can to help you.
If you want to recover damages in the form dog bite compensation, please call our New York dog bite attorney today for a free consultation.