Who Covers the Expense of a Dog Bite?
A dog attack can not only do a lot of damage to your physical body and psychological state of mind — it can ruin you financially. Suddenly, you're looking at tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs, and you're unable to work.
At Ashton & Price, we understand the financial realties associated with dog bites because we have been helping victims of Sacramento area dog attacks since 1996. To date, in fact, our attorneys have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and jury awards for previous firm clients. To learn more about us or how we can help you too, contact our offices today for a free consultation.
When the Dog Owner is a Friend or Family Member ...
If the dog that attacked you was owned by a friend or family member, you may have mixed feelings about filing a lawsuit because you don't want to cause your friend or family member any hardship.
In most cases, it is not the dog owner who covers the expense of a dog bite. It's the dog owner's insurance company. Our lawyers take a compassionate approach toward dog owners yet are still effective at getting people the compensation they deserve from insurance companies.
Who covers the expense of a dog bite when the owner denies responsibility or the insurance company refuses to pay?
You need medical care now, and you have ordinary monthly financial obligations to worry about too. So who pays for the costs of a dog bite today when there's a dispute and it could be months before your case settles or goes to trial?
If you have your own health care insurance, you may be able to get the medical care you need now paid for under that policy. If you win your case later on, the health insurer will recover those expenses from your settlement or jury award.
If you don't have health care insurance or can't afford any out-of-pocket medical care expenses — our firm may be able to help you get the medical treatment* you need from some of the very best central and northern California providers.
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For answers to any other questions you might have about California's law or who will cover the expense of a dog bite, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
*In the event you elect to receive medical diagnosis and/or treatment on a lien basis, your health care provider will be entitled to payment at the conclusion of your case, from your settlement or jury award.