Assuming the other dog owner was at fault for allowing his/her dog to attack yours, he/she should compensate you for all of your dog’s medical expenses. If the medical expenses are substantial, which it sounds like they are, you should consult with an attorney for further guidance on how to proceed. Good luck.
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The answer is YES.. If she has homeowners or renters insurance her dog might be covered even she can't or doesn't pay the bills - she should report it to her insurance company
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Yes. You should submit a claim to the other person's homeowner insurance - with those kind of bills they are going to stop paying voluntarily. You may run into an issue however, given a dog is considered property. the law on property is the cost to replace or repair (not exceeding the cost to replace). this is always hard for people to grasp since many people consider the dog to be a family member.
The owner who failed to control her dog is liable for the cost of necessary medical care that resulted from her dog's attack on your dog. If she continues to pay the invoices, and you are satisfied with that, no legal action may be necessary. If legal action becomes necessary and if she has a homeowner policy, it is likely that insurance policy will cover the damage caused by her dog. I hope your dog is doing okay.
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