The teeth marks are clear, and the pain is real. As your friend looks on in concern, you can't help but wonder what this will do to your friendship.
It's your friend's dog that caused you such pain. You value your friendship, yet you know you need medical treatment that may very well be expensive.
“It's just a bite,” you say, trying to shrug off the pain. After all, you don't want to lose a good friend, a neighbor or a family member to this incident. Before you dismiss the idea of a St. Louis dog bite lawsuit altogether, you should know that many times the dog owner doesn't pay the bill at all.
Typically, when a dog bite occurs, the dog's owner can rely on homeowner's insurance to pay any medical bills associated with the damage that his or her dog has done. In fact, research shows that nearly one-third of all homeowner insurance claims deal with dog bites.
It's common for a dog bite to occur at the teeth of a friend's pet. This can potentially strain a good relationship, but it doesn't have to be that way. If the dog owner has homeowner's insurance, you should be able to recoup damages and get help paying your medical bills without ruining your friendship.
To better maintain civil relations, you may want to speak with an experienced St. Louis dog bite lawyer who can help you go about the matter in a peaceful way. For a free consultation, call Alvin Wolff at 877-241-1020 today to set up an appointment. We will also give you a FREE copy of our book, The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer.