Wayne, NJ asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey

Q: Dog attack incident with owner "agreeing" to pay my medical bills. What paperwork should I give her?

My dog was attacked and I was bitten (in Florida) when a woman let her dog run out of the house unleashed. She supposedly agreed to pay my urgent care bills. I sent her the bills and she insists on seeing my medical records from the facility. The records indicate that they are private and should not be shared. What does she need them for, and should I give them to her?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black

A: If you were attacked in Florida, then you need to retain counsel here in Florida. Your medical bills wont cover your pain and suffering damages, which they also would need to pay. If they rent or own a home, the dog owner is most likely covered by a liability insurance policy. Don't settle for just med bills but pursue more through counsel on contingency fee, which means you pay nothing unless you win. I have done many of these cases so I understand what the value can be.

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