About a month ago we were having friends over for a BBQ. I was out of the house and my husband was home when his friends showed up with their 3 yr old girl. The mother proceeded to take her daughter out back without my husband and moments later came in screaming the dog bite the child. Our 2 yr old dog bite the child, once a believe, and then stopped. She was stiched up and returned home the same night. My husband went over to their house a few days later to give the girl a stuff animal and check on her, also provided parents with insurance info to open a claim. The mother of the child stated the dog growled at the child a week before when they were over and the girl was playing with him but never mentioned this till now. They have retained an attorney and openned a claim.
You should submit the claim to your insurance. If your insurance covers this type of a claim, your insurance will handle the claim on your behalf. You should provide all relevant information to your insurance to assist with the defense. If the claim is not covered you will need to consult with a defense attorney that handles dog bite cases.
I am sorry this has happened to you. Do you have Homeowners' insurance? If so, let them know right away. They may be able to hire a lawyer and defend you. Otherwise, you will need to get an affordable defense attorney to assist you in this respect, and defend you from the claims.
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Take care, and I am sorry this has happened to you.
Rabeh M. A. Soofi, Attorney
SOOFI | Legal Counsel
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