Do I comply with an attorney’s request to provide my insurance information for a claim that has been filed against me regarding a dog bite?

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Do I comply with an attorney’s request to provide my insurance information for a claim that has been filed against me regarding a dog bite?

The neighbor’s child was allegedly biten by my former dog (he was restrained in our yard under supervision but broke those restraints jumped over their fenced and dogs were fighting). The child was outside riding a bike at the time. I was outside with my dog and tried to catch him before he ran down the hill of my yard and jumped the fence. I followed him over the fence to bring him back and then I was bitten by their dog. The child and I both went to the ER and were treated and released. The dogs were to be quarantine for 10 days. The dog is no longer with us now.

Asked on September 30, 2011 under Personal Injury, Maryland

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to provide your insurance information to the attorney.  The child's personal injury claim will then be filed with your insurance company.  If the case is settled with the insurance company, that will end the matter.  If the claim is not settled with the insurance company, a lawsuit will be filed against you; however, your insurance company will handle the lawsuit for you and will provide you with an attorney at no cost to you.

The child's personal injury claim will consist of the medical bills and medical reports.  Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.  The medical reports will document the nature and extent of the injury and will be used to determine compensation for pain and suffering.  Compensation for pain and suffering is an amount in addition to the medical bills. 


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