Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia

Q: I was injured at someone's home they own their house but say they have no ins can I do anything

I was attacked by my friend's roommates pitbull 2 weeks ago. I initially tried to take care of my injuries myself bec i dont have ins.

my wounds got infected and i had to get med attn but the homeowner says she has no homeowners insurance and is refusing to help me pay my medical bills. I'm still hurt and in pain. How can I find out if she has ins to put a claim in and if not is there anything I can do at this point or has too much time passed?

1 Lawyer Answer
James Clifton
James Clifton
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If someone owns a house, it is unusual to not have insurance, unless they have no mortgage at which point they can choose to no longer have insurance. The easiest way to find out if they have insurance is to hire an attorney who can compel them to provide insurance paperwork. If they own the house and don't have insurance, there is good news. You can file a lawsuit, get a judgment, put a lien on the house, and then foreclose on the lien. You will then own a house as your damages or at least get paid off from the proceeds of the foreclosure sale. It's not too late to make a claim against them. Consultations are free. You should schedule one soon though to avoid the destruction of evidence and other legal issues.

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