What is the statute of limitations for a dog attack?
My little girl was attacked by a dog at the end of May. We found out today that she would have to have plastic surgery on her wounds. What would be the time limit on filing a suit on the dog owners for their homeowners insurance to pay the hospital, doctor bills and future doctor bills? BTW: My daughter is 9 and the wound that needs surgery is on her leg.
No doubt the easiest way to get insurance quotes is on the web.
Why would you waste your time on the phone calling around?
the last time i needed quotes on insurance i used one of these comparison sites and it was great.
this is the site i used and it was quick like less than 5 mins.
The last thing I want to do is listen to elevator music while waiting for a salesman.
Anyway I got good quotes and ended up saving money so I was happy.
So shop around and compare quotes which is easy on the net.
Good starting point is at this site.
Its one year from the date of injury. You should file it in plenty of time because it'll pass sooner then you know.
The statute of limitations vary somewhat from state to state. In my state you'd have 3 years. No matter where you live, I'm positive you have plenty of time before the statute expires in your state. The norm is 3-4 years. EDIT: I don't doubt that Jessie's answer is correct in her state, although I surprised it's only 1 year. Call a local personal injury attorney and ask.
The statue of limitations for a personal injury suit is usually 1-2 years depending on your state (2 years in Ohio and Oregon). You should sue as soon as possible because litigation or settlement can take a long time. Even if you don't know what your damage is yet, you can still sue for future economic and noneconomic damages.
The Statute of Limitations varies from State to State. Check with your State's Attorney General's office - they should have a toll-free number.
The dog owner should have insurance, and if so, I'd at least call them and make a claim. See if they are willing to pay all the medical bills and expenses, and will consider paying pain and suffering damages. If they are not up-front, or there is no insurance, you may have to file a lawsuit. I don't like attorneys because in spite of their gibberish about your rights, they will take the lion's share of any settlement money, and in the end you could owe more than the settlement (attorney's will take 40-50% of the settlement PLUS charge you legal fees and expenses, and YOU will still have to pay all the medical costs and expenses from what's left).