Q How can I get compensation for a Missouri dog bite without ruining my friendship with the dog’s owner?
This is definitely a delicate situation. When you have been the victim of a dog bite that occurred at a friend’s house, you may be facing expensive medical bills that you cannot pay without the aid of compensation.
At the same time, you don’t want to risk losing your friend over money. You may be reluctant to ask him or her to pay for your bills, and you may hesitate to hire a St. Louis dog bite lawyer because your friend might perceive that as an act of aggression.
If you find yourself facing this dilemma, you may be relieved to know that you don’t necessarily have to sue your friend directly.
As the dog’s owner, your friend is ultimately responsible for the dog’s actions. It may be possible to file a claim against the insurance company that provides your friend’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. This way you will get the compensation that you need, hopefully without doing further damage to your relationship.
Of course, dealing with dog bites that occurred at a friend’s house is still a tricky matter. Hiring an experienced St. Louis dog bite attorney to help you navigate these tricky waters may be to your advantage. While we can’t guarantee how your friend will respond, we might be able to help you deal with the matter smoothly.
To request a free consultation or get more information on your options, call Alvin Wolff, Jr., at 877-241-1020. When you call, don’t forget to order your free copy of our book, The Guide On How To Pick a Lawyer.