My dog jumped our fence onto another dog that was being walked by one of our neighbors. In the effort to pull them apart our neighbor was bit, but the injury did not require any stitches. His dog received no injury during the incident. We came to the verbal agreement that we would pay all medical bills without involving our renter's insurance. We have already paid for the ER visit and are awaiting their final medical bills to come through for us to pay those as well. My concern is they may still try to sue us after we have paid all of their bills.
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In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Given your concerns, you may wish to ease your conscience and document your questions and concerns to adverse party in writing to create a paper trail and reach a communicated agreement with them directly to nip this in the bud. Glad to hear no serious injuries present at this time. Check with local counsel based on specific facts of loss as to dates /deadlines and other options for protections of your interests.
Consult an attorney in your jurisdiction to determine your rights, responsibilities and the appropriate action(s) you may wish to undertake. Answers to questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship.
The statute of limitations is five years. You really should turn the claim into your insurance company. You paid your premiums for a reason.
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