I was walking with my 2 dogs on a leash down the street when my neighbors dog jump it's fence and attacked my 1 dog. My dog had several bites on his neck, ear, face and leg. In the process of breaking up the fight I was bit on my thumb and 2 figures. My dog had to go to the vet twice so far for treatment. I went to the hospital and got a tentius shot but did not require stitches. She has not contacted her insurance company. Since it is not a large claim, should I contact her insurance company or go through a attorney.Or, should I just file in small claims court? I called the sheriff and they took pictures and called the dog warden. She was charged with "dog at large". Her insurance is State Farm. This happened on May 15, 2012 so I don't have a bill from the hospital yet. If I send a demand letter, should I wait until it comes in before sending the demand letter and should I ask for more than the bills, like for emotional distress etc.?
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