Wilmington, DE asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Delaware

Q: My neighbor fell and fractured her pelvis because my dog jumped up on her. I've offered to pay her medical bills.

My question is, can she still sue me for more even if I fulfill my promise to her?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Unless you get a release from her when you pay, yes she can. You are better off turning this over to your homeowner's or renter's insurance company to handle so they can pay the bills and make sure you are released from further responsibility after they pay her.

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