Des Moines, IA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Iowa

Q: I was walking on the street and a dog bit me - the owner basically ran off while I was checking my leg.

Who pays for my hospital bill?

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Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: It appears from where you posted this question the dog bite occurred somewhere in Iowa. Your medical bills may be covered by two insurance policies. The first, assuming you can identify the owner of the dog, would be the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy. And if not, then perhaps your own homeowner's or renter's insurance policy.

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