Kennett, MO asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents, Small Claims and Wrongful Death for New York

Q: Does he have to pay the vet bill?

My grandfather accidentally hit someone's dog the other day, and left the scene (which he's already been ticketed for), and the dog didn't make it. The dog's owners tried getting him to pay the vet bill for the services the dog recieved before passing. Does my grandfather have to pay the bill or compensate the owners for the care received?

2 Lawyer Answers
Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: He should speak with his car insurance company. However, I believe that he is liable from what you have said.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: He will be liable. But, it may be covered by his insurance. Notify the insurance ASAP.

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