Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.
I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you, but I believe I have information which you will find helpful.
You can send a demand to the dog owner for your damages. As a general rule of thumb, ask for 2 to 4 times your medical expenses, then add lost wages.
If the owner does not respond then you can file suit. If the damages are less than $5,000 you can file suit in small claims
court and have them served by the sheriff. Small claims court is designed to be user friendly and allow laypersons to present their case without an attorney. It also moves much more quickly than regular courts.
It is possible the owner's homeowner's insurance will cover the claim.
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Since this forum is no substitute for your own legal counsel, you may want to verify the information I have provided with a local attorney who is familiar with your local laws and procedures.
I am happy to answer your follow-up questions and assist you until I am able to explain the answer to your satisfaction.